There are several ways you can avoid insurance claim problems after you have been injured in an accident. One way is by thoroughly documenting your claim.
You may also better understand your legal rights by securing the help of a personal injury attorney in Atlanta.
Documenting the Accident for Your Insurance Claim
Before you even speak with an insurance adjuster, start documenting your claim. In fact, it should really begin at the scene of the accident.
You can do this by taking pictures of the accident scene, the damaged vehicles and any visible injuries. Also take pictures of the road itself to indicate the road and weather conditions. Anything that could potentially be relevant to your case should be photographed.
Gathering contact information and statements from witnesses can also be helpful to your claim, and be sure to obtain a copy of the police report.
You can get a copy of a police report by:
- visiting the police department in person;
- mailing in a request; or
- requesting a copy through the department’s website.
After the accident, continue documenting your claim by assembling any paperwork related to your case, including medical and car bills. Be sure to provide documentation that shows the earnings you have lost if you were out of work as a result of your injuries.
Keep track of medical care you receive, including diagnoses and the names of clinics or doctors that have treated you. The more information you have, the less likely you may be to run into insurance claim problems.
To better understand how you can protect your claim and your legal rights, make sure you are aware of some of the mistakes that can lead to insurance claim problems.
Seeking Help from a Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta
Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-487-8999 (Peachtree City) or (888) 927-6955. You may also order a copy of our FREE book, which offers tips on protecting your rights and your insurance claim.