After a crash, you want to protect your rights as much as possible, which means filing a claim with your insurance company. When you do this, your insurance will go after the at-fault driver’s policy to pursue the compensation you need. However, it’s vital to recognize how to start the process in the most effective way possible.
PROVIDE YOUR INSURANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE INFORMATION
Ensure you give your insurance provider all information you gather at the accident scene. This information should include:
- The other driver’s contact information
- His or her insurance policy
- Driver’s license information
- License plate number
Providing this information allows your insurance company to begin the process of filing a claim and work with the other driver’s insurance provider.
ARM YOURSELF WITH LEGAL REPRESENTATION
Once the process begins, you may hear from the other driver’s insurance company regarding a statement. In this situation, you never want to be alone to answer these questions. Instead, you want to enlist legal help to answer any questions that the insurance company may have and protect your rights.
CONTINUE YOUR MEDICAL CARE
If your injuries are severe, you want to be sure you’re focusing on your health and well-being. Always continue your medical care as long as advised by your doctor to ensure you can recover properly. Always keep medical records, so you can continue adding to your claim as necessary.
BE PATIENT WITH THE PROCESS
Starting a claim is not hard; however, it can become burdensome waiting for a resolution if the other driver’s insurance provider delays the situation. Even worse, it can become disastrous if they rush you into signing a settlement offer when you deserve more compensation. In any case, make sure you never rush a decision.
At Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP, we work hard to help you understand your rights. Our team of Los Angeles car accident lawyers goes above and beyond to safeguard your options and champion you towards the compensation and justice you deserve. Trust in our team to be in your corner every step of the way.