You Have Rights: Everything You Need to Know About Car Accident Claims

You Have Rights Everything You Need to Know About Car Accident Claims
You Have Rights Everything You Need to Know About Car Accident Claims

Relationships are tricky things. As speakers, when we are asked to talk to an audience about their relationships and how they can both create and maintain them, we’ve got a tricky task on our hands. We have a responsibility to find out as much about our audience as we can. We need to understand how they think and what they are looking for from the relationships that they want to be involved in. Clearly, we’ve got some homework to do. As an example, let’s take a look at how we would talk to an audience that had been in a car accident and were looking for ways to create a relationship with their insurance company.

Have you been involved in a car accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident then you need to look into accident claims to get the compensation you need and deserve. There is more than one type of compensation that you may be owed and we will go through that in the information below.

Continue reading this article to learn more about car accident legal claims and what might be entitled to you.

Were You at Fault in the Accident?

If you were at fault in the accident then you aren’t due money from the accident. Even if you were hurt, you’ll need to take care of your own injuries and damages.

Depending on the car insurance that you have, you may be able to get some compensation from your car insurance.

The rest of the article, we are going to assume that you were not at fault and were the victim in the car accident. Here are the tips you need to get the best results out of car accident claims.

How to Deal With Your Car Insurance Company

When you’re in an accident, the first thing you need to do is let your car insurance company know about the accident.

You shouldn’t say anything more than what you need to say to them. Let them know where your car is, if it was damaged, if anyone was hurt and what happened in the accident.

Say as little as possible since they may use what you say against you to make the accident look like your fault so they don’t have to pay.

Getting Your Car Repaired

When you talk to your car insurance company and tell them that your car needs to be repaired, they are going to recommend that you go to one of their recommended car shops.

The car insurance company has arrangements with these auto repair shops but you don’t have to go to these shops if you don’t want to. You can choose any shop that you want to choose.

While there are some preferred shops that are very good, that isn’t always the case.

Resolving Your Injury

If you were hurt in the accident, you may be due to certain compensation. There is no formula that will allow you to calculate how much money you’ll be able to get when you’ve experienced a car accident injury.

The best course of action is to immediately seek medical attention. Visit a doctor and let them look at your injury to see how bad it is.

Even if you want to see a chiropractor instead of a medical doctor for ongoing care, it’s still helpful if you go to the emergency room and let a doctor see you. You want to get your injuries documented so you’ll be able to prove that you were hurt because of the car accident.

If you wait for a while to go to the doctor, thaat might not look good on your claim. The other party might even say that you were hurt by a different situation than the car accident.

If you are worried that you might not be getting the compensation that you deserve, you might call 763.251.PAIN to speak to an attorney to get help. Sometimes it isn’t wise to try to take on a case by yourself.

What Types of Damages You Can Collect

One of the things you might not know unless you’re an attorney or well-versed in car accident law is what types of damages are due to you.

You can collect more damages than just the damages that will pay for your car damage or for medical bills in some cases. Some of the other types of damages you may be able to get compensation for are listed below.

  • Lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Personal property damage
  • Car rental
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

As you can see, there are quite a few things that may be factored into how much money you’re able to get in your settlement. If you’re not sure what money you deserve and how much to ask for, you may consider speaking to an attorney.

When you speak to an attorney that understands car accident law, they will be able to give you advice on what you may be entitled to.

When you file your car accident claim, you may not have to go to court to get a settlement. The other side may even give you an offer for a certain amount of compensation. The number they give you may look good to you but if you don’t understand how much you might be owed, you may accept an offer that is beneath what you’re owed.

Unless you’re able to negotiate and you have knowledge of the law, it may be a good idea to speak to an attorney and let them help you negotiate so you get a settlement that will allow you to pay your medical bills past and other accident-related expenses.

Now You Know More About Accident Claims

Now that you know more about accident claims, you can get the compensation that is due to you. You have rights and you should get paid when you’ve been wronged.

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