Understanding Car Accident Claims

  • 2 Reasons To Hire An Attorney After An Auto Accident

    5 September 2017

    One of the most useful resources to have at your disposal when you have been involved in an auto accident is an accident attorney, mostly due to the fact that they can handle your case in a very efficient and effective manner. Listed below are two reasons to hire an attorney after an auto accident. They Can Handle All of the Interactions with the Insurance Companies One of the most useful ways that an attorney can help you is by handling all of the interactions you are likely to have with the insurance companies involved.

  • Potential Damages In A Trespass Claim

    28 August 2017

    When someone trespasses on your property and causes you damages, they should compensate you for the damages just as you should be compensated when a motorist crashes into your car. Here are some of the damages you can claim in the case of a trespass claim: Loss of Market Value You can claim this damage if the trespasser's actions interfered with the value of your property. There are several ways in which this may happen.

  • Options For Settling A Car Accident When The At-Fault Driver Did Not Have Insurance

    18 August 2017

    Getting into a car accident is never a good thing, but it can be even worse when the at-fault driver was driving without insurance. All states require car insurance for people who drive, yet there are always people who break this law and drive without it. When this happens, settling the case is not always easy, and it may not result in receiving as much compensation as you really deserve from the accident.

  • Avoiding Painkiller Addiction While Navigating Your Workers' Compensation Claim

    12 August 2017

    If you've recently suffered an on-the-job orthopedic injury, you may have already been prescribed narcotic pain relievers to help you manage your pain while your doctors and insurers work together on a longer-term plan. Unfortunately, many workers' compfnsation policies (and their backing insurers) have restrictions that can make it far easier to pay for prescription medication indefinitely than point you toward surgery, physical or occupational therapy, or other treatments that may take longer but which have a higher success rate.

  • Let Your Smartphone Work For You After An Accident

    4 August 2017

    When it comes to a motor vehicle accident, a smartphone is often thought to be the enemy; the very reason for the circumstances. These devices aren't all bad. In the moments after an accident, your smartphone can prove to be a valuable tool, if you know how to use it. Capture Images Your smartphone is a great tool for capturing images after an accident. You can use your phone to take pictures of important things like any visible injuries you might have and damage to any of the vehicles involved in the incident.

  • After The Crash: Five Things To Do, And Five Not To Do Following A Car Accident

    19 July 2017

    Getting in a car accident can be downright frightening. But after you've confirmed that you're alive and relatively okay, it's time to get down the business. The way you handle yourself and the collision over the next several days can mean the difference between being able to collect from the insurance companies and having to file a complicated lawsuit with the guidance of your lawyer. Chances are, the entire claim process will be a lot simpler if you follow these dos and don'ts.

  • Beware Of These Two Issues After Getting Into An Accident With An Underinsured Motorist

    10 July 2017

    Uninsured motorists are the bane of the road, but one group that is often overlooked are underinsured drivers whose policy limits won't fully cover damages and losses resulting from accidents they caused. Here are two issues you may run into when dealing with an underinsured motorist and what you can do about them. There May Be a Time Limit for Filing a Claim If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage in your insurance policy, then the best way to handle an accident with an underinsured motorist is to file a claim with your own insurance provider for the balance not covered by the other person's policy.