When you are recovering from an accident, the last thing you want is to be given the run around during the confusing claims process by insurance companies. Here are 4 simple tips to keep your claim on track and what you need to know to settle your claim.
Don’t Make Friends with Insurance Adjustors
Your insurance adjustor may seem very nice to you and make you believe they have your best interest at heart, in truth this is to get you to trust them. By using this strategy, they can get you talking with your guard down and you may say something that could put your claim in jeopardy. Adjustors represent the insurance company and their interests, not yours. Their main objective is to settle the claim for as little as possible without taking your injuries into account.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
Retaining a personal injury attorney, you will have an ally with your best interests in mind. In most cases, hiring a personal injury attorney can help you cover your medical bills and damages by working to agree on a higher settlement amount from the insurance company. By retaining an attorney, it helps to even the playing field with the insurance companies so your best interests are protected.
Handle Communications Efficiently
To make sure the insurance company handling your claim takes you seriously, make sure to respond to all communications in a timely manner. Putting off communicating with the insurance company may show them you are not taking the claim seriously. There are usually timeframes in which you can file a claim. The earlier you file a claim, the better. Also, while you are communicating with the insurance companies, do not negotiate with them. Leave this to your personal injury attorney.
Know the Damages You Want to Recover
Knowing the damages of your case before negotiations begin with the insurance company is vital in making sure you receive best settlement possible. You must have documentation and evidence to support your claim for the damages you state. Your attorney will help you identify the sources of damage and tell you what documentation you will need to provide.
If you were injured in an accident, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. Attorney Charles V. Contrada will explain your legal options, guide you through the process.
To speak to attorney Charles V. Contrada about a car accident in Ohio or Michigan, call 419.841.4400. Charles has helped thousands of individuals with car accident claims and will explain the legal options that are available to you. Call Contrada & Associates for comprehensive legal guidance that will help you to receive the most favorable outcome.