4 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident
Generally, injury victims have a lot of legal questions that need to be answered after being injured. In this legal guide, we will list 4 things you should do after a car accident to protect yourself and protect your rights.
Take Lots of Photos.Make sure you document visible evidence of your loss. Your adjuster may not get around to taking photographs until a significant amount of time has passed, and if the visible evidence of your damage has disappeared, your insurance company will use that lack of evidence against you.
Promptly Report Your Claim.Don’t procrastinate with an insurance claim. On the other hand, you should not be making needless claims, because the carriers keep track of what you claim and too many claims can affect your ability to obtain insurance in the future. Use your best judgment but don't wait too long.
Be Truthful.Don’t overstate your claim, but don’t underestimate it either. You need to be candid with your insurance company. At the same time, you need to be sure that you can support your claim with accurate information. Don’t assume that a carrier will accept your estimates of value, quantity or whatever without question. That seldom happens in all but the smallest claims.
Take Good Notes.The insurance company keeps an extensive claim file. You should get yourself organized too. Get a folder or a binder and collect receipts, notes, photographs and everything having to do with the claim. Try to keep it organized, but it’s more important to keep it than anything else.