Protecting Your Claim After An Accident
Whether you have been involved in a fender bender or serious wreck, a car crash is a traumatic event. Building a strong accident claim may be the last thing on your mind when you get out of your car to review the damage. However, the steps you take immediately after your collision can help you protect your rights and your future well-being.
Our attorneys at The Cody Law Group have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive full compensation after their accident. We are familiar with the tricks that insurance providers play to limit payouts to crash victims. Don’t let one mistake jeopardize your case. Contact us to learn how to develop an effective motor vehicle accident claim.
Avoid These 4 Mistakes After A Collision
If you do not need immediate medical care after your motor vehicle accident, it is critical that you protect your interests by avoiding these common mistakes:
- Leaving the crash scene without taking pictures or obtaining insurance information. Insurance companies will not rely on your word alone to support your claim. It is important to document everything related to your accident: your injuries and your passengers’ injuries, auto body damage, and road conditions and signage. You will need to exchange insurance information with the other driver so that you can contact the appropriate insurance company.
- Not involving the police. Involving the police may seem like an unnecessary hassle. However, you can use the police report to support your version of events. The police report contains valuable information that you may forget to record, which can harm your claim.
- Admitting fault. Never admit that you were responsible for causing an accident. Even if you think that you were partially to blame, you may be entitled to receive some compensation for your injuries. Admitting fault to an officer, the other driver or an insurance representation makes it difficult to recover damages.
- Speaking to a claim assessor without an attorney. Insurance representatives are not on your side when you are filing a claim. They trained to deceive accident victims and will encourage you to make statements that will negatively affect your settlement. Allow our lawyers to speak on your behalf. We know how to present the facts of your accident without jeopardizing your payout.
Get A Skilled Advocate By Your Side
We are ready to assist you during any stage of the legal process. Please reach us online or over the phone at 612-444-9418 to learn your legal options and get started. From our Vadnais Heights location, The Cody Law Group has successfully represented Minnesota residents throughout the Twin Cities area and the surrounding communities.