If you have been involved in an auto accident, one of your first steps will be opening up one or more insurance claims with either your or the other driver’s insurance company. While this may not be the task foremost in your mind immediately after an accident, it is an important first step to obtain full and fair compensation for your losses. Your next step will be identifying which insurance policies are available to cover your losses. You should open up a claim with the appropriate insurance company as soon as possible after an accident. This step can be easily put off while you are recovering from and treating your injuries, returning to work, and in general getting back to normal. Some people are intimidated by insurance companies and may not know how to approach the process. Always keep in mind, the insurance company is not there to make your life easier; it is there to make money.
If the other driver was found at fault, he or she can open a claim with his or her own company first. If you need to open a claim yourself, an experienced Indiana personal injury attorney can open your claim for you. Your attorney can open up the claim fairly quickly. You may still need to provide a recorded statement on the incident, however, your attorney can help prepare you for this. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney if you need to open an insurance claim for an auto accident. It is important to know your rights and obligations going into the claims process so you do all you can to protect your interests. Always keep in mind that insurance companies, even your own, may not be looking out for your best interests. An experienced attorney will be able to advise you on what to do when you open your claim and tell you what to avoid saying. What you say to the insurance company can turn your case against your favor quickly, so take precaution when communicating with the company in any way.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Blackburn & Green know personal injury law and will work hard to ensure your personal injury claim is handled efficiently and effectively from start to finish. Our firm wants to see every client walk away from his or her injury feeling confident about their case outcome. We offer free initial consultations at one of our office locations or at your home or hospital room. Call (800) 444-1112 or (260) 422-4400 to be connected with one of our 25 convenient office locations across Indiana or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. Contact Blackburn & Green for knowledgeable and caring legal counsel on your personal injury case today.