You’ve Had A Car Accident!

Car Accident

AUTO ACCIDENT PROCEDURES

If you are in an auto accident, consider the following:

1. If you are conscious and in control, stop immediately. Stay calm and do what you can within reason to avoid blocking traffic.

2. Check to see if anyone is injured. Don’t move any person who is injured.

3. Call the police and cooperate fully with the officer. Only give information necessary to explain what happened. Never admit guilt or fault.

4. If an insurance adjuster shows up at the scene, don’t give any statements and certainly don’t sign anything.

5. If possible get the names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses. Make written notes of what witnesses say, like, ” That black car was flying.”

6. Visit your doctor or the hospital as soon as you can.

7. Inform your insurance company of the collision.

BEAT THE ADJUSTER!

Don’t let the adjuster keep you from getting the money you deserve.

Insurance adjusters thrive off of the confusion that accidents cause in peoples’ lives. The adjuster’s job is to make the insurance company more money by paying less money to injured people who need it. They do this by taking advantage of any instances where an accident victim does not have proof of damages or injuries. We know that’s not fair, so we’ve put together some ways that accident victims can show proof of their injuries and beat the insurance adjuster at his own game.

Don’t let the adjuster keep you from getting the money you deserve.

A WORD OF CAUTION

Some insurance companies send adjusters to accident scenes in order to catch people off guard when they’re at their most vulnerable. They ask them incriminating questions or have them sign away any rights they may have to future compensation. Be careful and do no be tricked.

MOST IMPORTANTLY!

Consult an experienced personal injury law firm. Without legal help from an experienced personal injury law firm, you may have no idea of the real value of your claim. The Insurance Research Council has found that on average injured people who use a lawyer receive three and a half times more money than those who do not!

The bottom line is that the insurance adjuster is not on your side. His goal is
to save the insurance company money by giving you as little as possible. Whether you choose the Law Offices of Ara Joseph Sarian to represent you or not, you need an experienced, tough lawyer on your side. Don’t go it alone.

Contact us today and let the Law Offices of Ara Joseph Sarian get you the financial reparation you deserve.

THINGS THE INSURANCE COMPANY DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW

1. That if you have comprehensive/collision/rental/med-pay, you can make a claim against your insurer first.

2. That you do not have to sign a medical authorization giving them access to all of your records.

3. That if you sign a medical information release form, the insurance company can obtain all of your medical records, no matter how relevant or old.

4. You can go to the doctor of your choice to be treated. You do not have to go to their doctor.

5. That you have the right to have your car repaired at the body shop of your choice.

6. That you have the right to consult with an attorney of your choice before giving them a statement or accepting their offer.

7. The pitfalls of settling your claim too quickly after an accident.

8. That the insurance adjuster is looking out for the insurance company and not you.

9. That their interests are actually adverse to yours -they are not in the business of paying claims.

10. That you have a right to recover all damages from the insurer of the person responsible for your injuries, medical bills, wage loss, property damage, pain and suffering and mental anguish.

11. What your claim is worth.

12. That you only have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. Otherwise, your claim is worthless.

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