Auto Accident Claims
At Zervos & Calta, PLLC, Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
If you've been involved in a serious car accident, you will likely have to navigate the confusing auto accident claims process. It's important to understand the process because many accident victims make mistakes during it that can compromise their case if they decide to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- The following missteps are harmful, but also easily preventable, with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer;
- Don't Leave Anything Undocumented: If you are ever in a car accident, documenting as much of it as possible helps ensure that your rights are protected. At the scene, you should take pictures from multiple angles and record or type notes about what you recall into your phone. Many accident victims are surprised to find that their memories of the event fade with time, and crucial evidence, therefore, sometimes slips away. It's also important to report the accident to the police and your insurer as soon as you can.
- Don't Incriminate Yourself: Regardless of who you believe was in the wrong, you need to be careful not to admit fault even in the slightest when making auto accident claims. You should review your insurance policy and, if you think your claim might not be covered, talk to an attorney before making an official statement. On a similar note, you should never make statements to a representative from the other driver's insurance company without speaking to an attorney beforehand.
- Don't Rule Out Seeking Help: Legal advice can only help in this kind of situation, especially if costly damage or injuries occurred. Don't hesitate to contact a lawyer if you have questions or concerns about your rights or how to proceed with the auto accident claims process.
Our local experienced personal injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge you need to see results in your case.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries and your case by the experienced attorneys at your local Personal Injury Law Firm, call 727-937-3171 today.