If you just figured in a car accident, you should know that it’s not necessary for you to hire an attorney. You can successfully file a claim all by yourself and not have to share your claim with a lawyer. In this article, we are going to tell me exactly how to do just that. But first, let’s ask, do you have what it takes to successfully make a claim? Are you able to stand up for yourself while treating others with respect? If the answer is yes, read on.
It all starts with you assessing your case, that is, if it would be more practical for you to make a claim by yourself or if you will need to have a lawyer. You know you need a lawyer if your injuries were severe, to be hospitalized, and your car was badly damaged in the accident. But if your injuries were minor and there was only a minor dent in your car, we are pretty sure that the driver on the other side of your case would be more than willing to give you money to cover the damages and a little extra for the inconvenience.
How do you make a claim? You need to send a demand letter to the other party. Before sending that demand letter, however, make sure that you have the documents necessary to prove you have been on the receiving end of an accident. You also need to prove that the other person was at fault. That said, before writing even one word on that demand letter, make sure that you go to the hospital immediately after the accident and get a medical exam. If it’s your car that has damage, make sure to take pictures. Use any insurance that you have to pay for treatments and to fix your car. Attach a copy of your claim in your demand letter as a supporting document.
It will be to your advantage if you document your case as thoroughly as possible. Whatever you do, do not post like your accident on social media because if the other person gets wind of it, that you post could be used against you. Remember that insurance companies are run by people, and they will be willing to help you if you are professional and at the same time assertive about your case.