When you get into a car accident, one of the most basic things you are instructed to do is share contact and insurance information with the other drivers. From there, you need to be careful about how you contact and speak with your insurance company and the insurance company of the other drivers involved in the accident.
Tip #1: Inform Your Insurance Company About the Accident
First, you need to call and inform your insurance company that you were involved in a car accident. You don't have to share all the details on that first phone call; you just need to inform your insurance company that you were involved in a car accident. You are legally obligated to inform your insurance company that you were involved in an accident in a timely manner.
Tip #2: Get the Details of the Case Together
Second, you are going to want to get the details of your case together to share later with your insurance company. This includes things such as the exact location and time of your accident. You are going to want to be able to describe what happened from your perspective. You are going to want to know how the police department responded to the accident.
Tip #3: Call Your Attorney
Third, you are going to want to call your attorney or call an accident attorney. You can allow the accident attorney to communicate the details of your case with the insurance company.
You can allow the accident attorney to handle working with your insurance adjuster as well. This can help simplify the stress you feel from your case and will help ensure you don't say anything to your insurance company that will endanger your case.
Tip #4: Don't Talk to the Other Driver's Insurance Company
Fourth, you need to avoid talking to the other driver's insurance company. You are going to want to talk to your accident attorney first in order to establish what information you should share with the other driver's insurance company.
Saying the wrong thing to the other driver's insurance company can result in your words being used against you and can damage your chances of getting a fair settlement.
When you are involved in an accident, let your insurance company know right away, and work together with your attorney to make sure you get a fair settlement. If you are not getting a fair settlement, your attorney will help you pursue a lawsuit so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to.
To learn more, contact an auto accident attorney.