Cleaning up after an accident can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you know just what to do. Before you talk with anyone’s insurance company or make any recorded statements, take time to do these things to protect yourself.
Take a deep breath, look around and try to put together in your mind the sequence of events that just happened. Who was coming from where? What went wrong? Who is at fault as you see it?
Write Down & Gather The Information
Take a moment to write down the date, time, license and insurance information, statements of any witnesses, and any high level details that may be important later on. Also gather accident reports and insurance declarations.
Don’t Give Any Official (Recorded) Statements Or Sign Any Forms
Insurance agents may ask you to sign forms that could potentially cause you to lose your ability to receive full compensation for damages. This may come with an offer attached to it. Do your best to give yourself time to consult experienced help.
Insurance companies (yours or theirs) will ask you to record a statement. Not necessarily a good idea to do this before you’ve talked with your attorney. You may find yourself saying things that could easily damage your case.
Wait For The Right Offer
Injuries incurred from an accident due to another driver’s negligence may make you eligible for more compensation than insurance companies want to pay. An offer that sounds really good, but still be way below what you need to recover. Here are a few things to consider:
- Property damage – auto repair or replacement, depending on the circumstances
- Car rental and towing when appropriate
- Medical expenses – past and future
- Past and future lost income or wages
- Hospital bills and medication
The right offer covers at least all of those things. An experienced personal injury attorney can help talk you through any offer than comes your way.
Miami Car Accident Attorneys
With insurance companies and an exceedingly gratuitous amount of paperwork to deal with, you want an experienced and professional legal team on your side. The Miami car accident attorneys at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, have the background you need, with hands on experience in winning successful judgments for our clients. The pain and suffering from a car accident can last a lifetime, and it is critical to have the best possible legal assistance.
Contact us today for a free consultation.