Have you been involved in a car accident lately? If so, the chances are that you will make the same mistakes as many did before you. These mistakes could result in your compensation getting delayed, denied, or even lower for a substantial sum.
The only way to obtain the right insurance and full compensation following a car accident is to avoid making common mistakes. Listed below are all the mistakes that you should avoid in order to maximize your insurance claim.
Not Notifying your Insurer Right Away
The worst thing you can do following a car accident is to ignore your insurance company. This is bad for you, for the following reasons:
- If the other party has no insurance, your insurance company may fail to provide you with the insurance that you seek
- If you are at fault, your insurance company has to be aware of it
- Timely notice is a condition of coverage in almost all insurance claims (read your insurance policy for more detail)
Either way, you are going to need legal help and representation. Our Car Accident Attorneys will help you get the right type of compensation. Give us a call today and let us evaluate your case for free.
Not Cooperating With Your Insurer
In almost all cases, your insurance company needs your full cooperation to settle your claim efficiently and in a timely manner. If you do not comply with their requests (related to your claim), your actions may backfire on your and give your insurer enough ground to deny your insurance coverage.
All the information that you need about the insurance is attached in your insurance policy. You may want to give it a good read when you get a chance, so as to know how to act in case you ever get involved in a car accident. Familiarize yourself with all terms and conditions, they may get useful sooner than you think.
Not Calling The Police
Sure you think it is a great idea to settle with the other driver without involving the police. But what if the other driver has no car insurance or no insurance at all? Who will then help cover for your injuries?
For reasons like this one, you have to call the police and ensure that everything is done “by the book”. Only then will you actually be able to collect your insurance, and will have the right type of evidence to prove your case should it go to trial. Be sure to ask for a copy of a police report once the officer has made one.
For all other information and other mistakes that you should avoid, feel free to get in touch with our experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Pittsburgh. They will gladly step in and assist you in obtaining the insurance and the compensation that you deserve. Choosing to go through the process without legal representation could be a huge mistake, as you have more to lose than you can afford to.