What to Do After a Car Accident
This legal guide will provide some guidance on things you should be doing after being involved in a car accident.
Report your claim as soon as possible.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 make your decision as quickly as possible.
Take photographs of any damage to your car.Make sure you document all visible damage. Your adjuster may not get around to taking photographs until a significant amount of time has passed. This is important evidence that can assist you in handling your claim.
Document your claim thoroughly.The insurance company keeps an extensive claim file. You should have one too. Get a manila folder or a binder and collect receipts, notes, photographs, everything having to do with the claim. Try to keep it organized, but it’s more important to keep it than anything else.