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How to Protect Your Legal Rights to Accident Compensation After a Car Crash

How to Protect Your Legal Rights to Accident Compensation After a Car Crash

Are you afraid of your auto insurance company? You’re not alone! Dealing with insurance company representatives can be unnerving. Sure, they’re friendly and helpful when you’re signing up for their services. But if you’re involved in a car accident, you’re not dealing with the chatty sales rep. Say hello to the insurance adjuster. They aren’t there for friendly conversations. Their role as guardian of the company coffers discourages talks about anything other than you, your car, and whether you were at fault. The adjustor holds the keys to your accident compensation and they don’t relinquish payments on a whim. That’s not a bad thing-it’s one way they keep your premiums down. Compensation delays can wreak havoc on your life, especially if you’re injured or your car isn’t drivable. You have rights! Yes, you have legal rights to accident compensation after a car crash. We’ve put together a few ways you can make sure you protect your rights after you have an accident. Don’t wait until you’re wrapped up with an insurance adjuster. Read our tips now and get the compensation you deserve! It’s Not Your Fault Too often people accept blame at the scene of auto accidents. They may not do it deliberately but they start talking and soon enough they’ve admitted fault. Chaos reigns in the initial moments after an accident. And it’s in those moments that drivers are most vulnerable and say things they shouldn’t. You may be at fault and it may be obvious that you are the one who caused the accident. The other driver might get in your face and accuse you of causing the accident. No...
Three Ways to Survive a Car Accident

Three Ways to Survive a Car Accident

Car accidents can be one of the most dangerous things an average person will come in contact with during their life. Although many times car accidents can not be avoided, it is important to practice strong safety measures when it comes to protecting yourself against a car accident. Below are different methods and safety precautions you can take to help you stay as safe as possible if ever coming in contact with a car accident: Method 1 – Be Prepared: Wear your seat belt. Wearing a seat belt can be a life altering decision when it comes to car crashes. Make sure that your lap belt sits low on your hip bones and that the shoulder belt goes across the center of your chest. Ensure that children are seated in proper child restraints until they are large enough to properly wear a seat belt. Store objects such that they will not hit you if your car gets hit. If an object is not properly stowed away in your car it could become a projectile during a crash. Be sure to stow away products such as glass or heavy containers/bottles, umbrellas, pencils, etc. Service the safety systems in your car regularly. Airbags and seat belts significantly reduce injury and death in many automobile accidents. Do not lean against the dashboard. If there was a high-speed crash while leaning on the dashboard the airbag that is meant to inflate will throw you backwards and can potentially cause a great injury. Method 2 – Use Good Driving Practices: Obey traffic laws and stay conscious and aware of current situations. Be sure to adjust your driving in heavy...