Having an accident is only the first part of an experience that could take some time to get over. There is the shock, of course, and the chance you might sustain physical injuries. No matter what happened, you have a chance to see if compensation could be settled through a claim, and this might be possible if someone else was the reason why your accident happened.
How to settle with insurance after an accident?
In the event of a car accident, you will need to contact your insurance company to sort out a claim. However, if you want to claim for injuries, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to handle this part of the incident and claim for you.
While it is possible to put in an injury claim via your usual insurance company, it is not usually a good idea to do this. Your insurance company will be experienced in processing claims relating to the damage caused to the vehicles involved, not the people involved. It may seem easier to handle everything through the same insurer, but it is usually far better to contact a personal injury solicitor to discuss any chance of receiving compensation after your accident.
Why is a personal injury compensation lawyer the best person to speak to?
Not all lawyers deal with the same claims. Some will specialise in claims that are based on injuries caused to innocent people. For example, if you were in a car accident that someone else caused, you might have received injuries you did nothing to sustain. You don’t always have time to avoid getting hurt, for example, and if this is the case for you, chatting with a personal injury lawyer could reveal what you might receive in compensation if you did make a claim.
The process of claiming isn’t usually as difficult as people imagine, either. You’ll need to complete some paperwork, but this doesn’t usually take very long. You’ve always got your lawyer to assist in answering any queries you might have, as well. Once those initial stages are complete, your lawyer will act on your behalf to progress through the stages of claiming. Once you’ve had an appointment with an independent doctor (nothing to worry about, and just part of the process that helps ensure any compensation amount you receive is appropriate), you will eventually conclude the claim – hopefully in your favour.
Give us a call today
Calling someone to help you settle an insurance claim following an accident is easy. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500, or ring via your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to find out more. The whole process is usually surprisingly straightforward, and in any event, you can find out whether you could secure compensation for the injuries your accident left you with. No matter what situation you found yourself in recently, we are here to see if we can help. And remember, there’s no obligation involved when you call either.
Category: Insurance Claims