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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."

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    Auto Accident Insurance Claim

    Auto Accident Insurance Claim

    Being in a car accident can be a really stressful time. There are a lot of things to think about and you also have things that you have to deal with like injuries and property damage. Here are some things to remember when it comes to an auto accident insurance claim.

    Evidence importance in an auto accident insurance claim

    Anytime most people have been involved in an accident, proof and evidence aren’t what they think about first.  They are stunned by the accident and they often think about the claim long after they were in the accident.  If you are going to succeed, you should lay the claim foundations right away.

    Other participants and your auto accident insurance claim

    First of all you have to note everything that is possible regarding the other accident participants, and this includes those that were in the car with you. Get all the details possible about the other car’s driver, including the insurance and their car details. You should also be sure that you inspect your own vehicle to take note of damage and find out from your passengers if they have been injured.

    Accident details and your auto accident insurance claim

    Along with getting details about accident participants, you should document everything about what had happened quickly. An example would be the speed you were driving. What did you see prior to the accident? What did the other driver do? These should all be recorded before memory tricks start happening.

    Finding witnesses for your auto accident insurance claim

    Keep in mind there could be witnesses around. If there were be sure that you get their details and find out what they witnessed. It will be possible to check your memory against their memory to be sure there aren’t details you missed. If there were obvious injuries or if the vehicle can’t be driven from your accident scene, be sure the police are summoned.  If they do come, make sure that you get an incident number from them.

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    Last thing to remember for your auto accident insurance claim

    If you can’t get all the steps done right then and there, you should go back to the scene. Even though it could be days or even weeks following the accident, this still can help you with jogging your memory.  Even though the notes aren’t going to be as detailed, you never know what is going to help you with remembering things. Be sure that everything’s written down that you think could be relevant. It might be useful and it could make a difference in your auto accident insurance claim. Keep in mind that the more information that you have about your accident, the better. The evidence that you gather from it can be what wins or loses your case.

    These are some of the things that you should remember when you have been in an accident. If you have been injured or if there is someone else who has been in an accident, you should get a solicitor.  Call us and we can help you find the right one for you.

    Date Published: 11th January 2013

    Author: David Brown

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