Although you may be a safe driver and do your best to try to avoid collisions, you can’t control the actions of other drivers or the roadway conditions, and these factors can result in you getting into a car accident. In fact, while one car accident reportedly takes place about every 10 or so seconds in the U.S., approximately once every 5 years drivers will be involved in a traffic collision (according to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA).
Given that the odds are that most drivers will be in at least one car accident at some point in their life, it’s important that they know how to deal with insurers after accidents in order to:
- Facilitate their claim
- Avoid giving insurers the opportunity to deny or undervalue their claim
- Get the full amount of the compensation they deserve for their property damage and/or injuries.
Below and in a few parts of this blog to come, we will highlight the Do’s and Don’ts of dealing with insurers after car accidents. If you are currently battling an insurer over a car accident settlement, don’t hesitate to call the Mount Vernon car accident lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis.
The Do’s of Dealing with Insurers after Traffic Accidents
- DO call your insurer as soon as possible after the accident to report the incident – While your policy may state that you have to report any accident within a specific time frame (or run the risk of getting your claim reduced), calling your insurer to report the traffic collision as soon as possible is also a good idea because it can get your claim started right away, which means that you (hopefully) won’t have to wait as long for a payout for your injuries and losses.
Don’t miss the upcoming second part of this blog for a continued discussion regarding dealing with insurers after car accidents.
Mount Vernon Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.
Are you having trouble getting an insurer to pay you what you deserve for your car accident insurance claim? If so, don’t try to fight your insurance company alone. Instead, let the experienced Mount Vernon car accident lawyers at the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. be your advocates. Since 1950, our trusted attorneys have been focused on defending our clients’ rights and doing what it takes to help them get the highest possible compensation for car accident claims.
We take pride in tailoring our legal representation to specifically meet our clients’ needs and in expertly guiding them through each stage of the complex the legal process. While our attorneys are aggressive and effective litigators both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also counselors that can provide our clients with helpful legal advice regarding their best options.
Contact Us Today
If you are preparing to submit a car accident claim to your insurer, or if you are fighting with your insurer for payment on a legitimate claim, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the page. We can provide you with a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.