Tips for Settling a Car Accident Claim

Being involved in a car accident can be a trying or deal for anyone. Once an accident has occurred trying to figure out what the next step is can be very overwhelming. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of legal professionals will be able to guide you through the claims process to help you figure out what you may be entitled to as far as compensation goes.

It is first important to understand that after your accident, you should not have any contact with the other individual involved in your accident. The claims process involves dealing with insurance representatives and an attorney should you chose to retain one. Having any contact with the opposing driver can cause serious trouble for your case.

It is also important to gather as much information regarding the accident as you can. This starts at the scene of the accident. Try to take photos of the accident scene before anything is moved or touched by emergency personnel. You will also want to take pictures of any bruises you see on your body or bloodied clothing. Witness information is also key to your claim. Witness statements always carry a lot of weight with car accident claims because they are able to see the accident from a vantage point other than yours. They may be able to see or remember details of the accident that you could not. It is important to get all of their contact information before you leave the accident scene. If you let too much time pass, you run the risk of the individual forgetting details of the accident.

The best way to successfully file and settle a car accident claim, is to give the insurance company as much information as possible. The insurance company’s job is to make money and they will do whatever it takes to do so. This means that they are not on your side and in order to be successful with your claim, you will have to give them as many details of your accident as possible to prove your case. The process of dealing with the insurance company can be very long and frustrating. If for any reason you feel that something is not right, it is important to contact a reputable attorney for help.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you through the claims process, while offering you equality legal representation. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also email us at [email protected]

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