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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

    Automobile accident insurance claims

    Most people know about automobile accident insurance claims since they have made one at least once in their life. But many people don’t know that there are things that they might do that could affect whether or not they are able to make a successful claim.  Below are some of the most common mistakes that people make when they are planning to make a claim that might affect their ability to win their claim.

    Not taking pictures before making automobile accident insurance claims

    One of the biggest mistakes that people make is not taking pictures when they have been in a car accident. Almost everyone these days has a cell phone with a camera on it. If you are in an accident, use it to take some pictures. Take pictures of your car, the other person’s car, where the accident happened, and anything else that is important to the case. Having a good picture might just win or lose your case for you, so make sure that you have the right evidence if you think you’ll make a claim.

    Not calling the police before making automobile accident insurance claims

    Another huge mistake that people make is not alerting the authorities that you have been in an accident. Even when the accident seems minor, you don’t know what kind of damage the car or you might have. Even though you may not feel like you’re injured, you might have whiplash, meaning that you might need medical attention later on down the road. So let the police know that there was an accident, even if it was minor.

    Not going to see a doctor before making automobile accident insurance claims

    A lot of people think that they aren’t injured, but they quickly find out how wrong they were the next day when they are aching all over. It’s best to go to a doctor if you’ve been in an accident, even if you don’t think you were injured. Sometimes you have injuries you can’t see or feel because of the adrenaline coursing through your body. So go to see a doctor and let them know that you were in an accident. Let them look you over. You have nothing to lose and you might find out that you were injured after all.

    These are the things that you should avoid doing when you have been in an accident.  Another thing that you should do is make sure that you find a solicitor. If you want help with finding the right one, we can help you with that.  At Accident Advice Helpline, we have helped many people find the right one for their case in automobile accident insurance claims.

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    Date Published: 11th August 2013

    Author: sharon.hendricks

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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