Maximize compensation for auto accident claim

November 19, 2021

Maximize compensation for auto accident claim

maximize compensation for auto accident claim
Is there a way you can maximize compensation for auto accidents? Whether you or someone you love, were involved in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to recover different types of compensation for your losses and injuries. But there is a difference in getting some compensation and maximum compensation that you’re entitled. Today we will be focusing on how to maximize compensation for auto accident claim. Securing full compensation after a car accident, can sometimes be difficult, especially if you’re dealing with aggressive insurance carriers which is why it’s important to have a skilled car accident attorney on your side, who knows the process and can help you.

Medical care and maximizing compensation

Right after the accident it’s important that you seek medical care. There are two very good reasons why you should do this:
  • You need to make sure that your health and overall well-being are your #1 priority
  • By seeking medical care, you create a direct connection between the accident and the injuries that you sustained.
In the event that the car accident wasn’t sever enough and there’s no need for an ambulance to take you to the hospital, ask someone to drive you to the nearest emergency clinic so you could get evaluated and examined. Following up with your doctor after the initial consultation is also important. Medical care should be continued until you reach “maximum medical improvement”. So if your doctor orders you to continue using a treatment, go to physical therapy and follow-up visits, make sure that you do.

You should report the accident but be mindful when you speak to insurance carriers

After the car accident, you should report it to your insurance carrier as soon as possible. If you don’t, that can cause unnecessary delays and you risk of having your claim denied. But, when you do speak to your insurance carrier, it’s important to be careful of what you say. So make sure that you tell them only the necessary information, nothing more. The essential information that your insurance carrier must know is:
  • Where the accident happened
  • Whether you need medical care
  • Brief description of the accident
By telling too much to your insurance carrier, there’s a higher chance that you will say something you shouldn’t and risk maximizing compensation. This is yet another reason why you should contact an experienced attorney who will know exactly what to say to the insurance provider.

Maximizing compensation by not settling too quickly

Once the process of getting your compensation starts, the insurance provider will offer you the first settlement. It might be tempting to take it, but be aware. This is a low ball offer and it might not be enough to cover all your damages and expenses. In the majority of cases, the first offer is the lowest that you should be receiving. This is a good starting point for negotiations. Talk to your car accident attorney to determine whether you can go higher with the amount and to include all the relevant expenses.
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