April 7, 2016 | Car Accidents
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, you are probably wondering what the best way to proceed will be, especially if you want to settle your claim.
It is critical to gather certain information while you’re still at the scene of the accident, including the name and contact information for the following:
-the other driver
-the other driver’s insurance company
-any witnesses to the accident, and
-any law enforcement officers the come to the scene.
You will usually be dealing with the insurance company instead of the other driver. This makes it even more important to have an experienced auto accident attorney advocating for you.
Taking photographs while you are still at the accident scene is very important, especially now that technology is widely available, and most people carry cell phones with camera capabilities. While you are at the accident scene, take pictures of the following:
-the locations of the vehicles
-areas of physical damage on each vehicle, and
-the license plates of each vehicle.
Remember, the other driver’s insurance company is NOT on your side and the claims adjuster’s job is to save money for their company. The insurance company tries to accomplish this by arguing:
-The accident was completely or partially your fault.
-You should only be paid a reduced amount on your claim.
-You haven’t provided sufficient documentation to support your claims of loss.
-Your injuries were minor.
Contact Merry Fountain
If you have been injured in an auto accident, your main concern should always be on your physical and mental recovery. However, it is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible.I
Call Merry Fountain anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.