How does the process work? What steps do I need to take?
In the meantime, to facilitate the process, you may begin a few of the steps below:
Pictures of the injury scene
— Try to take pictures of the scene. Take photos of the damaged vehicles, wet floors, or whatever factors contributed to an injury. The more pictures the better. Make sure to include multiple angles of how the accident occurred and the cause. Additionally, take pictures of your related injuries
— f there are witnesses to the injury scene, make sure and get their names and contact information for us to follow up with. The more the better in this step as well.
Seek immediate medical attention
— If you suffered any kind of injuries, even if the extent of the injuries is not apparent, seek immediate medical attention. This helps identify any conditions, such as soft tissue injuries, that do not become symptomatic until sometime after the injury occurred. Additionally, it is helpful to have a doctor identify the injuries related to the incident.
Hospital and doctor bills:
— File hospital and doctor bills with your health insurance company. It may be helpful to keep your own copies as well for reference.
Document conversations with the insurance company
— We recommend you to not give recorded statements to insurance companies. Often, insurance companies will use your own statement against you. We suggest that you only talk to the insurance company about the damage to your automobile. When interacting with insurance company representatives, take down names and phone numbers. Also make note of call times, subject matter and important information during phone calls.
Document medical expenses
— Make sure to document all of the medical expenses associated with the treatment and management of any injuries for reimbursement/compensation purposes. Expenses to document include medical bills, prescription costs and insurance co-pays.
Request medical records
— Medical records provide a significant amount of information that may be important for a personal injury claim. We can assist you in how to obtain these records if needed.
Keep records of all accident-related items
— After a personal injury occurs, it is important to document the accident or incident, injuries and other related conversations, paperwork and expenses. Maintaining records and keeping everything organized is useful for any claims or lawsuits that result.
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