Injury Advice: 7 Steps To Successfully Pursue A Car Accident ClaimLast updated on: September 17, 2022
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Being in a car accident is not something that anyone asks for. Medical treatment, vehicle damage, and insurance paperwork are just some of the immediate problems that occur because of a crash. The insurance companies, however, are at a distinct advantage in handling these types of claims. Individuals that have been involved in a crash may not know what rights they have and what they will need to successfully pursue their claim. For this reason, we have put together 7 steps for successfully pursuing a car accident claim, which is discussed in more detail, below.
If you have any questions regarding the following steps, or wish to begin your claim, contact Zinda Law Group at (800) 863 5312 for your 100% free consultation. In addition, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case.
1. Check Yourself And Others For Injuries
The most important thing following an injury producing wreck is doing everything possible to make sure all parties are able to walk away safely. Secondly, if you are hurt, make sure you seek medical treatment immediately. By waiting to seek medical treatment, you risk delaying your healing process. Further, you provide the insurance company with an argument that your injuries were not caused by the wreck.
2. Don’t Delay Medical Treatment
Many people involved in a wreck sustain injuries. All too often, those injured people try to fight through the pain that almost never goes away on its own. If you are hurt, go to the doctor. And do so early to ensure you can get the medical treatment you need to get back the way you were prior to the wreck. Remember, not all injuries are obvious. For instance, you could be suffering from life-threatening internal bleeding, which may be exacerbated with lack of immediate medical attention.
3. Take Photographs
Oftentimes, the first thing that you think after a wreck is not to get out of your vehicle and take photographs. Even if you don’t take photographs at the scene, see if you can obtain photographs of the property damage to the vehicles after the fact. They could be very important in pursuing your claim. Further, if you are able to take photographs of obvious injuries, continue to do so regularly. These photographs should be taken from a variety of angles and positions so that you do not miss any important details. Lastly, do not forget to save or back up your photographs.
4. Don’t Attempt To Resolve Your Claim Too Early
If you sustain an injury in a car crash, you only have one opportunity to resolve that claim with the responsible party. When you resolve your bodily injury claim, the insurance company makes you sign a release prohibiting you from coming back at any point in the future asking for more money for the same claim. Insurance companies know this and may attempt to reach out to injured parties quickly in order to resolve the claim before the claimant has an opportunity to understand their legal rights.
5. Don’t Give A Statement To The Opposing Party’s Insurance Company
After almost every car crash, the opposing party’s insurance company will contact you for a recorded statement over the phone. You are not legally obligated to give this to them, and oftentimes, allowing a statement to be taken is not in your best interest. These statements can be used against you later, so it is wise to consult with an attorney beforehand to determine if a recorded statement is in your best interest.
6. Do Everything You Can To Get Better
Clients often ask our attorneys what they can do to help us pursue their claim. We tell them to do whatever they can to get better. Most of the time, that is going to be doing exactly what your doctor tells you to do regarding follow-ups, appointments, and limitations. Our experienced attorneys will work on your claim while you focus on healing.
7. Contact An Attorney
Contacting an attorney is crucial for pursuing a car accident claim. Our attorneys can help investigate your case, determine who was at fault, and fight for your legal rights every step of the way. Further, we can help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation for your medical bills, property damage, emotional distress, and more.
Although this is not an exhaustive list of what needs to happen after you or a loved one has been involved in a crash, following these steps will provide you with a head start on some of the important parts of successfully pursuing your claim. By contacting an attorney, you can take the facts and circumstances of your case and apply them to the applicable law to make sure that you have the requisite knowledge needed to move forward.
Involved In A Car Accident? Speak To A Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Car accidents can be traumatic events and may leave the victim with thousands of dollars in medical bills and property damage. While car accidents can not always be avoided, there are certain steps you can take after the fact to keep you safe and aid you in your future car accident claim. Zinda Law Group attorneys are here to offer you our legal services so that you can focus on getting better and being with your loved ones.
If you have been involved in a car accident, or have any questions regarding the steps to take following an accident, call a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today at (800) 863 5312 to discuss your case and set up your free initial consultation. Further, you do not have to worry about paying us a thing unless we are able to win you compensation in your case. That is our “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.”
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