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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...

What To Do After a Car Accident

Driving can be one of the most dangerous things many of us ever do, yet the only way to get around is by car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over 30,000 deaths and over 2 million injuries from motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year. Experiencing a car crash can be a very frightening experience. Below are tips to follow if you ever experience one: Keep Yourself & Others Safe: If you cannot get out of your car, or it is not safe to try, keep on your seat belt, turn on your hazard lights, then call 911. If the collision seems minor, turn off the engine of your car and grab your emergency kit. Check for Injuries & Report the Incident: Check on everyone involved in the crash and see if they have any injuries. Be very cautious when doing this, not all injuries are visible. If you or someone else involved is not feeling 100%, call 911 and request emergency assistance.   Take Notes on the Crash: Detailed notes and photos of the scene may help the court and insurance agencies decide who is responsible. Get a description of the vehicles involved including the year, make, model and color.   Aftermath: While the crash itself may be upsetting, dealing with the aftermath can be too. In the hours or days following the crash many people may still feel shaken up. All of these feelings on may feel are normal. Although these feelings are normal, if they last for a period of time, they may be PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Look...