You are entitled to compensation if you find yourself the victim of an accident, and if the accident was happened through the actions or carelessness of someone else, whether it was a car collision or a bad fall. So if you plan to file for a claim, be sure not to make the following mistakes. If you do, it could cost you your case:
Don’t say it’s your fault
Your car insurance agent might try to make you admit the accident was your fault. But if you do, you’ll put your claim at risk. Instead of saying sorry, get the police report instead, says the DMV. That will help you provide the insurance companies with a detailed report of the accident. Send along photos too.
Don’t skip the legal help
You’ll need a personal injury lawyer to make sure you have someone to guide you through the process, from filing the claim to making sure you receive full compensation.
Don’t settle too soon
Some insurance companies or those from the other party might come to you with a settlement offer. But unless you’re done with all your medical treatment and have fully recovered from your injuries, don’t be too hasty to settle. Consult with your lawyer before you do.
Don’t do those release forms
This could release your insurance company from covering any additional claims. To ensure maximum accident compensation, make sure you don’t sign anything unless your personal accident lawyer gives you the go-ahead.
Don’t forget to file a police report
Some insurance companies or the other party at fault might ask you not to file a police report after a car accident. Don’t cave in to the pressure. A police report will provide an accurate description of the accident you and your lawyer can use to get higher accident compensation.
So keep from making these mistakes to ensure you get fully compensated.
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