You’ve had an automobile accident and it’s was not your fault. However when the driver who is at fault has their insurance company handle your claim against their client, you’ll feel like the guilty party before they’re done with you. Don’t try to navigate this bit of legal stuff on your own. Hire a solicitor to handle all the details of your road accident claim as soon as you can after the accident occurs.
Little details like where you car is towed to after the crash and who gives the repair estimates on your vehicle can be critical in settling your claim 3 to 6 months down the road. But if you’ve been injured in this road mishap, claim filling is the last thing from your mind. Unfortunately now is when it should be front and center among things to do after being involved in an accident, whether you’re the driver, passenger or an innocent pedestrian bystander with an interest in the road accident claim.
Some things about an automobile accident, especially one involving serious or disfiguring injury to you or your passenger, need to be secured and recorded as soon as possible after the accident. Don’t try to take these matters on by yourself. First of all, you won’t do the job properly as there can be details you won’t even think to investigate. Photos of the accident scene and damage done need to be recorded immediately, not after the car has sat in a lot deteriorating and inspected by the “other guys” insurance company. Witnesses need to be interviewed shortly after the accident and their storied filed as part of an accident report. And you’ll need a buffer between you and the other drivers insurance company. This buffer or isolation is needed more as the cost and seriousness of the road accident claim grows.
In fact the worse the accident, the more the road accident claim becomes a civil case that borderline resembles a criminal prosecution. And what if the accident results in a death or severe curtailment of someones ability to live a normal life, then the road accident claim can escalate into a real court intensive battle. The only way to protect your rights and ensure compensation is to secure the services of a professional and experienced solicitor to represent you and your best interest while you get back to the rest of your life. People who try to manage these affairs on their own will be the first ones to tell you to hire legal help when your health or livelihood is at stake.