Do you know what to do after a car accident? We’ve already covered some of the most important steps to take after a car crash, and filing a claim is near the top of the list for a number of reasons. However, not everyone takes the steps to file a claim quickly.
They procrastinate and wait until the party has left and they have continued to their destination to make the phone call. In some cases, they may even fail to make the claim because they think the accident is minor and they can handle everything outside of the insurance company.
Filing a claim quickly is important for multiple reasons and it’s important for you to recognize these. Hesitating could be detrimental to any claim you have and could be damaging to your pursuit for compensation.
Getting Your Side of the Story Documented
By filing a claim quickly, you can get your side of the situation on paper quickly while all of the details are fresh on your mind. You can also give your insurance company quick access to any witnesses who may have seen the accident, as well as contact information to the other party and his or her insurance company.
The faster you take action, the more you can get a jump on your claim and get things started in the right direction. You allow your insurance company to get an adjuster out to verify your damage and the validity of the situation you claim occurred.
It’s also important in ensuring you have a documented statement of what you believe occurred. Far too often, individuals who wait can miss details, forgetting the specifics of the crash, and their story may end up changing. This can be damaging to any case.
Our Kansas City and Topeka car accident lawyers understand your rights and are determined to protect them after a crash. You deserve to have a team in your corner committed to helping you pursue the compensation you need after negligence results in a serious injury.
At DiPasquale Moore, you will find dedicated and experienced lawyers who are looking out for your best interests throughout the entire process. We aim to help you pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Call our legal team today at (816) 888-7500 and discuss your potential case in a free consultation.