Negotiating a Car Accident Claim

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Evidence is Key

When making a claim for your car accident, you need as much evidence as possible in order to help prove your case and to receive the proper amount that is due to you based on the damage you suffered, both physically and on your car. It would be vital to take pictures of the accident scene, of your car and the other car(s) involved. Also, take pictures of any injuries that occurred of you or the people in your vehicle. Pictures are very important to take right away, especially injuries, because those can heal so it is important to have proof of the initial damage that was done. At the scene, it is also helpful to talk with any witnesses who can back up your claim to the accident. Passerby may have been able to observe part of the accident that you forgot or didn’t notice. If there were police officers involved, it is also very important to keep records of their report as another reliable witness to your claim. Acknowledging your surroundings during the time of the accident are also crucial. Taking note of the road or weather conditions at the time, or if the driver involved in the accident was intoxicated. Also being aware if there were other drivers involved or nearby at the time of the accident. Perhaps they hit the other car who hit you, or something of the sort. When dealing with car accidents, it is a valuable thing to have witness who can back up your claims, even if they weren’t in a car they are useful to have as a contact. Also, thinking through each detail of the accident, and the time leading up to it and following, is crucial when needing to prove your case and receive the reimbursement that you deserve from the accident. It is very important to know the worth of the claim you are making, by having a total sum of the expenses that you had to pay as a result of the car accident. One of the important documents to keep on file is any and all medical bills. This is important for the attorneys to use to prove your case, to show to the court that the pain that was caused during the accident was real and you were left to pay for it. If these medical problems caused you to miss any work, contact your employer to fill out an affidavit (a sworn statement) that verifies your claim of injury and inability to as a result of the accident.

Know Your Insurance Policy

Another important facet of negotiating a claim is to have a good understanding of your current car and health insurances. Knowing how much that your policies covered on these accidents is crucial when desiring a reimbursement in the settlement. One of the many helpful tips when dealing with car accidents is to know the laws and regulations of your state, to understand what your rights are and what you are entitled to if your claim is successful. When negotiating the claim it is suggested to double or triple your expenses that you made as a result of the accident, there are chances to receive more or less money depending on the specific case; the attorney will be able to help you work out these numbers more accurately. When negotiating a car accident claim, it is key to remember all of the details and keep all of the evidence you can, and be prepared with adequate information on your own insurance policies. It is the aim of the attorney to then take these facts and help you sort through them and accurately present your case and help you toward the goal of winning the settlement.

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth.

 As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.   We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.