Making a Claim For an Auto Accident

You never know when you may get in an auto accident due to another's negligence. Unfortunately, even if you are attentive with your driving, others may not be and cause an accident, leaving you with medical bills and car damages. Luckily, if you are not at fault for the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover any damages that occurred from the accident.

Filing a personal injury claim can often be an extra stressor while trying to physically and mentally heal from an accident. A personal injury attorney can assist you in filing a claim. A lawyer will be able to gather the right evidence and documentation to support your claim. He or she can handle the communication with the insurance companies, letting you recover.

Costs of an Accident

Every accident is different, so is every cost of an accident. Repairs can vary due to damages and car makes and models. Different damages can require higher costs for repairs.

Accidents are never planned, so having sufficient funds for pay for repairs can be difficult at the time of the accident. This is especially true if any injuries had left you unable to work. You will likely have to ensure the at fault driver pays for your damages and repairs.

Providing Evidence to Prove Fault

Evidence is a key part of proving fault in an auto accident. With out proper evidence and documentation, your claim may have a harder time getting approved, denying your from compensation you need and deserve.

To prove fault, you will have to demonstrate the other driver was negligent. The following can help you do so:

  • Eye witness reports;
  • Police reports;
  • Photos of the scene and damages;
  • Damage reports and auto body invoices;
  • Medical documents and invoices.

A personal injury attorney will be able to gather any evidence needed to prove fault. If you provide sufficient evidence to the insurer, then a decision should be made to pay for the repairs.

Reason to Work With a Lawyer

Personal injury lawyers know your state's laws and what is needed for a successful claim. Without an attorney, you run the risk of forgetting important information or documents.

Consult with a lawyer to increase your chances of making a successful claim. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation on this page so begin the claims process and speak with a lawyer.

Below is more information on making a claim after different auto accidents: