Why You Should Contact an Accident Lawyer To Help With Your Insurance Claim

January 30, 2023

It can be extremely overwhelming to deal with the aftermath of an accident. Unfortunately, many accidents are not predictable. But the good news is that you can hire an accident attorney to help you with your insurance claim. If you require assistance navigating the insurance company, an attorney will look over your case and help you through the next steps.

The Importance of Hiring an Accident Attorney 

Battling an insurance company on your own after an accident can add to the stress you are feeling. If an insurance company denies your claim, you can hire an attorney to help you. But first, you must determine the reasons for the denial. Sometimes the denial is minor, such as an unintentional mistake on a form. It can also be something major, such as negative insurance practices. Either way, an attorney can file an appeal and gather evidence along the way.

This evidence may include:

  • Traffic camera footage
  • Pictures of the car accident
  • Doctor referrals
  • Post-accident medical documents
  • Medical documents before the accident
  • Witness statement
  • Police reports

Every case is different. Your insurance claim attorney will put all pertinent information together regarding your case so that you can receive a fair settlement.

What if I Have Already Filed an Insurance Claim?

If you’ve already filed an insurance claim, you should know that you can hire an accident lawyer at any time during the process. For example, if you file a claim and soon after realize you can use a lawyer, you can contact one right away. You don’t have to wait to see if the insurance company is going to deny your claim.

There are many reasons why you may want to consider hiring an attorney once you have already submitted the claim on your own, including:

  • Your claim was denied by the insurance adjuster
  • Your settlement offered has been lowballed by the adjuster
  • Your injuries appear to be more serious than previously noted
  • Your fault is being challenged
  • You have pre-existing conditions that are now more intense following the accident
  • You are seeking pain and suffering or emotional trauma

Things To Do Immediately Following an Accident

If you have not been severely injured following an accident, here are some things you should do immediately after:

  • Make sure you and others involved in the accident are safe and then contact 911
  • Have law enforcement officials document an official accident report
  • Gather contact information from other drivers involved in the accident
  • Gather information from eyewitnesses
  • Take photos of the accident
  • Avoid posting pictures of the accident on social media
  • Avoid placing blame on yourself or admitting fault in the accident as it can be used against you later
  • Be evaluated by a doctor even if you feel okay

Reach out today if you are in need of an accident lawyer. The sooner you make the call, the better the outcome will be for you. Even if your accident seems minor, having an attorney on your side can ensure your rights remain protected.

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