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How to get the most money out of your car accident claim

If someone else causes you to get into a car accident that causes injuries and property damage, you should seek compensation. Whether you serve the at-fault driver with a personal injury lawsuit or pursue an insurance claim (or both), you deserve to get the most money out of it as possible. 

The actions you take in the following days, weeks and months after your collision will greatly impact the settlement you receive. Here are a few tips to maximize your car accident compensation

Go to your doctor

One of the first steps you should take after a crash is seeing your doctor. If necessary, you may need to go to an urgent care facility. Receiving a comprehensive medical evaluation after your wreck will determine any injuries and the severity of them. The sooner you seek medical attention, the better it will bolster your claim for compensation.

Follow all medical instructions

Even if you receive medical attention promptly after your crash, that does not mean you will automatically have a successful claim. You must adhere to all the instructions from your doctor regarding follow-up appointments, contacting referrals and taking medications. Follow all treatment guidelines until your primary care physician determines you are completely rehabilitated. 

Talk to an attorney before your insurance company

Do not give a statement to your insurance company until you speak with an attorney. While it is important to inform your insurer about the incident quickly, doing so without legal advice can jeopardize your chance at compensation. Saying something seemingly minor in the wrong way can cause you to lose out on a significant amount of money.

Track all your expenses

Keep detailed records of all the expenses related to your accident and injuries. This includes transportation to medical appointments, prescription costs, vehicle repairs and lost income from your job. 

Following these tips will help your chances of getting a favorable settlement.

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