Five Ways to Maximize Your Car Accident Settlement

September 23, 2019

1. Obtain a Police Report

Requesting a police report will be helpful if you pursue a legal case, or seek a car accident settlement from the insurance company. 

Request a police report as soon as possible after the accident. The police report will detail what happened and document the involved parties.  Be sure to get plenty of photos and ask the officer to take some as well. 

2. Document as Many Details of the Car Accident as Possible

In your own words, document the details of the accident and any relevant information. Include photos of everything and contact and insurance information. Additionally, document each vehicle’s make and model, license plate numbers, and any witness statements.

3. Get Medical Help

Injuries from an accident may show up days, weeks, or months later. If you are hurt, it is crucial that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. 

Do not delay getting medical treatment, as it’s essential to eliminate any claims by the at-fault party that can hurt your accident settlement case. 

4. Take Care of Yourself

Carefully follow your doctor’s instructions for recovery. Not following your doctor’s instructions can be a costly mistake in court or when settling with the insurance company.

5. Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Car accident cases can quickly become complicated. Consider consulting with a personal injury attorney if you are having difficulties filing your claim or for help negotiating with the insurance company. 

At Saladino & Schaaf, we have years of experience helping car accident victims with personal injury claims. Contact us for a free personal injury case evaluation or give us a call at 270-444-0406. 




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