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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident insurance claims for injuries

    Steps for filing accident insurance claims for injuries

    One of the most difficult things about an accident is filing the claim forms for the insurance, especially when it comes to a car accident.  Below you are going to find some information that you can use when you have to file the claim for an accident.

    These are the steps that should be taken – leaving out any one of the steps below could affect the chances of you winning your case.

    Contact your insurance company when filing accident insurance claims for injuries

    Be sure that you tell the insurance company about your accident quickly. When you don’t do this right away, it might invalidate the coverage that you have, and this could leave you having to pay a really big bill on your own.

    Also be sure that you’re checking your insurance policy wording carefully since the time periods might be anything from just a couple of days to two weeks following your accident.

    Always tell your insurance company when an accident happens, even if you’re not making a claim.

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    Give information about other drivers when filing accident insurance claims

    When the accident has involved other vehicles, you need to provide your insurance company with the details of any other drivers. Try providing

    • Registration of car
    • Driver’s name
    • Driver’s address
    • Driver’s telephone number
    • Driver’s insurance information

    It’s also a good idea to take pictures at the accident scene also. Most cell phones have cameras these days. If not, it’s a good idea to keep a disposable camera in your car in case you need to take pictures.  Either way, if you can get pictures at the accident scene it can be really helpful.

    Provide accident details for accident insurance claims for injuries

    It’s also really important that you provide your insurance company with the details associated with your accident.  The best time to do this is right after the accident since that is when the details are going to be fresh in your mind. If there were any witnesses to the accident, you’ll want to give their information to your insurance company as well.

    It’s useful to make a rough drawing or diagram of the scene of the accident before your memory fades.

    What will happen next in accident insurance claims?

    When you want to carry on with the claim, the company who provides your insurance is going to let you know what needs to be done. If there were other people who were involved in your accident, the company is going to contact their companies and they’ll resolve the claim.

    The final thing that you should do is consider hiring a solicitor to help you with your claim if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own.

    If you don’t know where you should start with looking for one, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. We can offer you the right solicitor and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

    Our solicitors promise a no-win, no-fee service and will get you the personal injury compensation you deserve. So for expert legal advice about accident insurance claims for injuries and a possible claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: 1st November 2012

    Author: joanna

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