Picking up from How to Deal with Insurance Companies after a Car Accident (Part 1), here are some additional tips regarding what policyholders should do when dealing with insurance companies when making a car accident claim.
- Record as many details associated with the car accident as possible and report them to the insurance company. While it can be helpful to write down your version of the events leading up to the accident (as well as what happened during and after the accident), it is also important to take as many pictures as possible of the property damage incurred (to your vehicle and possibly to other vehicles) and of any injuries sustained.
- Record all interactions and conversations you have with your insurance company. Note the dates, times and topics of these conversations, as well as the name of the agent(s) you spoke with, for your records.
- Save receipts and bills for all expenses you incur as a result of the car accident. In order to get fully reimbursed under your car insurance policy, you will need to have this documentation and submit it to your insurance carrier. In order to keep track of all of these receipts and bills, it’s a good idea to get a special folder, binder or envelope where you can file each of these receipts.
- Make sure to file a car insurance claim with ALL insurance companies with which you may have policy. For example, while you may have your own car insurance that covers you in any car you drive, you may also be covered under another policy – like your partner’s policy – in the event you are driving his or her car at the time of the accident.
Aurora County Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a car accident, motorcycle accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.
Our trusted Aurora County personal injury and car accident attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases, wrongful death suits and other types of personal injury lawsuits, and we are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.