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Car accidents, insurance claims and next steps

There is never a good time to be part of a car accident, but if you find yourself in this situation you need to know which steps to take.

In addition to checking yourself for injuries and receiving immediate medical attention, you'll also need to turn your attention to the car insurance claims process at some point.

While it can be a challenge to make a claim, especially if your insurance company does not want to cooperate, there are things you can do to tilt the scale in your favor. Here are some steps to take:

  • Call your agent as soon as possible to let them know that you were part of an accident
  • Review your car insurance policy to ensure that your understand your legal rights
  • Keep notes of every conversation you have with your agent and any other insurance company representative
  • Think about whether you may have coverage or another type of insurance policy
  • Document the accident, including the events that lead up to it, your role and pictures of your vehicle and injuries
  • Keep all receipts associated with expenses taken on as the result of your accident

It's not always easy to remember, but you can't overlook the fact that you have a contract with your car insurance company. You pay for coverage for a reason. If you need to make a claim, you shouldn't hesitate to do so. Instead, you should expect your insurer to live up to its end of the contract.

A motor vehicle accident has the potential to change your life forever. Even if you don't suffer a permanent injury, you could still find that you are in a worse position than you were before.

Knowing your legal rights, as well as the finer details of your policy, will go a long way in helping you receive the compensation you deserve. This can be a difficult time in your life, but don't sit back and hope for the best. You need to take action to ensure that you get everything you deserve.

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