Protecting Your Claim After A Collision
While you cannot predict when you will be involved in a car accident, you can develop a strategy today to protect your claim after a collision. The type of information that you submit to your claims adjuster can affect the amount paid out after a crash. Understanding which steps to follow can save you a lot of money and effort down the road.
At the Goode Law Office, PLLC, we have represented Kentucky drivers who received low payout offers from car insurance companies after serious car accidents. Chris Goode, our firm’s lead lawyer, uses his courtroom experience to secure fair compensation for car accident victims. He is the effective advocate you need to get the payout you deserve.
What Should You Do After An Accident?
Following these six steps can help you create a strong claim:
- Take pictures of the accident scene, road conditions or signage, vehicles involved and injuries sustained.
- Exchange insurance information with the other driver.
- Contact a police officer to secure the scene and document the accident in a report. The car accident report will be submitted to the insurance company and can be used as evidence if the other driver changes his or her story at a later time.
- Do not admit fault to the police officer, other driver or claims adjuster. What you say can be used to deny a claim or hold you liable for other penalties in the future.
- Visit a doctor to diagnose injuries. Documenting your injuries and treatment may help recover damages after an accident. Follow your doctor’s advice and orders.
- Speak to a qualified attorney before talking with an adjuster.
Although you may believe that your claims adjuster is on your side when you are filing a claim, this is not the case. Claims adjusters use tactics to encourage victims to make statements that may severely reduce a claim payout.
When you retain attorney Goode, he will contact the insurance company on your behalf to ensure your claim is filed appropriately. You can depend on him to protect your interests throughout each step of the claims process.
Contact Us Before You Agree To Any Terms
You can easily schedule your free consultation by contacting our firm online or over the phone by calling our Lexington office at 859-469-4770. We respond to client inquiries quickly because we know that your car accident case is important.
Do you have questions about your car accident claim or filing a suit in Kentucky? Read our FAQ page for answers.