First Steps In Preparing To File A Car Accident Claim
You may think the first thing to do after an accident is talk to your insurance company. But if the injuries and damages are severe enough, it is best to get an attorney on your side as soon as possible. The most important thing to know if you are thinking of filing an accident claim is to not talk to the insurance company or other parties about the accident or your injuries. The job of the insurance claims adjuster is to make sure that the insurance company pays only what is necessary and not a penny more. The claims adjustor is looking out for the best interests of the insurance company, not for you.
Continue Your Medical Treatment, Gather Information And Document Everything
Assuming you have sought medical attention and the police have been contacted, you are now left wondering what you should do next. After your initial medical treatment, it’s important to follow through on your doctor’s orders. If you don’t take prescribed medications, fail to go to follow-up appointments or skip rehabilitation exercises, that will be used against you and weaken your case. You should also try to gather any evidence you can as soon as possible after the accident. This includes getting a copy of the police report, finding the names of any witnesses and collecting pictures of the damaged vehicle and accident scene if possible. Documenting your injuries and how they are affecting your ability to work, care for dependents and overall quality of life is all essential to building a strong case.
Why You Should Hire X1Law, P.A.
Dealing with doctors, insurance adjustors and the police can be a nightmare. You want someone taking care of these things for you who is looking out for your best interests to get the compensation you are owed. Attorney Patrick Tighe worked for 10 years as an adjustor for one of the largest insurance companies in the country. He is a top-rated attorney and has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list every year since 2017. Mr. Tighe understands how the insurance industry works and will fight for your best interests. Once you hire X1Law, P.A., the insurance company speaks only with attorney Tighe.
Plus, X1Law, P.A., works on a contingency fee basis. That means that there are no upfront or out-of-pocket fees, and you pay nothing unless you win a settlement.
Contact X1Law, P.A., Today For A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident and you are not sure about filing a claim, call us at 561-363-3947 to set up a free consultation where we can discuss the details of your accident. You can also reach us by sending a message through our online contact form.