Here are some more tips and information on what you should consider if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident.
IMMEDIATELY FILE A CLAIM WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
Contact your insurance company and inform them about the fact that you have been involved in an accident, but don’t say anything more until you talk to an attorney. You should obtain a claim number from your insurance company and then contact an attorney to ensure that what you say is not used against you.
DO NOT TALK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY
Do not discuss your case with anyone. The reason for this is that what may appear to be an innocent statement by you may be distorted or changed by others, especially the insurance company. If anyone calls you regarding an accident, obtain their name and phone number and talk to an attorney before you tell them your version of the events surrounding the injury.
DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING
Do not sign any papers. Do not sign any statements, forms, reports, authorizations or any other documents. Insurance companies may try to obtain private information about you by providing blanket forms for you to sign.
Start taking photographs of your vehicle, injuries and anything else related to the incident. Pictures are worth a thousand words.
YOUR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
As soon as possible get a copy of your automobile insurance declaration sheet showing what coverage you have. This is very important.
Keep receipts of all monies you spend for prescription medication, co-payments, bandages or braces. It is important to document everything you spend, as well as proof of your losses, such as lost wages.