Have you recently been hurt in a vehicle collision? Are you wondering how you will put your life back together after such a life-shattering experience? Filing a personal injury claim can help you recover monetary compensation to pay for the losses your car crash has caused you.
Filing a claim isn’t always a simple process, though.
You want to make sure that you have a strong case that will get you the settlement you need to pay for all the ways your life has been affected. You may be dealing with growing medical bills; you could be missing out on work wages; and perhaps you need to hire home care assistance while you recover from your injuries.
All of these damages were caused by someone else’s negligence, and you shouldn’t be required to pay for them. First, you’ve got to put together the strongest case possible. Follow these steps to build a strong car accident claim.
Investigation and Evidence
The first and perhaps most important step in building any auto wreck claim is investigating the accident to determine what caused it and who’s to blame. The investigation should take place as quickly as possible—before evidence goes missing and witnesses lose their memories of the incident.
Crucial evidence that you should gather includes the following:
- Police and crash reports
- Photos and videos of the crash
- Witness statements (recorded if possible)
- Diagrams of the crash scene
Don’t worry if you can’t do all of this on your own. Your attorney will also help with this step.
After a vehicle collision, you must get to a hospital right away—not only for your health (which is vitally important), but also to create a medical record of your crash and crash injuries. Medical evidence of your injuries is imperative to winning a car crash claim.
You must be able to show that your auto wreck caused your injuries and damages and that you deserve to be compensated for these losses because you didn’t cause the crash.
Don’t Let Insurance Companies Place Blame on You
The last step to creating a strong car crash claim is to avoid inadvertently harming your case by speaking with insurance companies without talking to a lawyer first. Insurers aren’t on your side when it comes to vehicle crashes because any payouts they make mean less money in their coffers.
Insurers like money, and they won’t be pleased to see it go. For this reason, they will attempt to place blame on you if they can. Fortunately, you can let your attorney speak to insurers on your behalf.
Call a Car Crash Lawyer Today
Now you know what to do to make your car crash claim stronger. Make that first move toward receiving a settlement by picking up the phone and calling a lawyer at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers. We offer free case reviews to those who call us at 225-387-2323 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.