It’s extremely likely that at least one time in your life you could be involved in a car accident or the witness of a car accident. Car accidents continue to be an unfortunate reality on roads across the United States and it can be wise to be prepared for one so that you can ensure your readiness in securing the maximum claim for your unique situation.
If you want to make a successful claim after you’ve been involved in an accident it’s important to know the steps and how you should proceed moving forward. Obtaining crucial information on the accident scene and filing a correct report can mean following some of these top steps!
Gather contact information for all other drivers
Log the license plate numbers of all vehicles involved in the accident
Get the contact information of the other driver’s insurance company
Get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses who were around during the accident
Get the badge numbers and names of all police officers at the scene
File the accident claim with the understanding that an insurance company is looking to pay out the minimum amount possible. If it was determined that any part of the accident could have been your own fault, it will reduce your claim amount.
In order to combat these strategies used by insurance companies to reduce your claim amount, it could be wise for you to seek out a car accident lawyer. An advocate that has experience in dealing with insurance companies can help to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. Working with a car accident lawyer can help you to negotiate for medical bills, lost wages, the loss of personal property, car rentals, pain and suffering and more.
If you want to be successful with your car accident claim be sure to contact a lawyer to guide you through the process.
This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a New Port Richey Car Accident Lawyer at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve!
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