You did all the right things when you backed out of the grocery lot parking space, or so you thought. Nothing appeared in either side view mirror, and according to the rearview mirror, the coast was clear for you to back out of the parking space. However, another example of Murphy’s Law came out of nowhere to hit your vehicle from behind.
What seemed like an easy backing up maneuver turned into a blind spot accident?
Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong when it comes to operating a motor vehicle. You can follow every motor vehicle operating rule and still find yourself in harm’s way while trying to get from point A to point B. Now, the time has come to file an auto claim, and you need to know what to include in your blind spot accident claim.
Overview of an Auto Insurance Claim
Considered by many personal injury attorneys to be the most important document to file after a car accident, an auto insurance claim represents the formal request for financial assistance by a driver involved in a car crash to his or her insurance company. Auto claims cover vehicle damage repairs, as well as the cost of treating and rehabilitating injuries. The key to filing a convincing auto claim is to present compelling evidence that demonstrates you deserve just compensation for all costs associated with the car crash.
As the most persuasive document that is part of an auto claim, a police report details everything your insurer needs to know about a vehicle accident. After you get back your senses, you should make sure to check on the health of the other drivers and passengers involved in the accident. If there are serious injuries, you need to place a call to 911, which will trigger a response from the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the area where the crash unfolded. An officer or a group of officers that respond to the accident scene will make sure everyone receives prompt medical care, as well as conduct a thorough investigation to write the formal police report.
The Importance of Evidence
Proving that you deserve compensation for the aftermath of an auto accident means you must shoulder the burden of proof. Your insurance company does not have to do anything to present a case that helps them save money on an auto claim. Burden of proof revolves around you submitting the evidence required to substantiate your claim. Although the police report should contain extensive evidence of what transpired before, during, and after the crash, there are some accidents that do not require the presence of the nearest law enforcement agency. You have to collect the evidence needed to recover the costs of treating personal injuries and repairing damage to your car.
Photographs of the accident scene and the damage done to your car represent a good place to start for persuading your insurer to provide compensation. Take close up images of the tire tracks generated because of the crash, as well as pictures that depict the weather conditions at the time of the crash. Photographs are not the pivotal pieces of information you need to file a claim that resonate with your auto insurance company. They simply are one important piece of the evidence puzzle.
Speak with a state licensed personal injury attorney to help you file an accurate and convincing auto insurance claim. Most lawyers encourage new clients to schedule free initial consultations.