How to File an Accident Claim
An auto accident leads to serious injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries sustained in a car crash are back, neck, head trauma. It is highly recommended that after a vehicle collision that a victim seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not have symptoms right away. Sometimes shock can mask pain, it is a defense mechanism our bodies have during heightened stress. The point is that unless a doctor or medical professional properly and thoroughly examines you, you might not know there is a problem until it is too late. Neck and back injuries can sneak up on you days later. This is why you are also recommended to file an accident claim within 24 hours of a crash. Delays in filing your claim, or lack of medical evidence that links your injuries to the actual car crash, may hurt your ability to get financially compensated.
Does my accident claim cover a rental car?
Some of the most commonly asked questions we get are related to rental cars and coverage. After a car accident, your vehicle may be in the shop for some time. Depending upon the severity of the collision, this could be a couple of days, a few weeks, or your car may even end up considered totaled and thus give a salvaged title. Regardless, most of our clients have two main concerns about their driving situation. The first one is about the repair bills, making sure that the costs are covered by the party at fault. The second is about getting a free rental car. We can help with both, but we need to get to work right away.
Insurance companies are not very fast to give away money. They have a process, which is designed to help them determine if the accident is a real claim or one that is staged. There has been a rise in insurance fraud, so insurance agencies have adjusters and underwriters who help investigate claims prior to shelling out large sums of money to settle. This means that if you want your automotive repair bills and rental car costs paid for by the party at fault you need to move quickly. An experienced McAllen Car Accident Attorney may be able to help negotiate this for you in a timelier fashion.
If you would like a FREE Car Accident Consultation call Tijerina Legal Group today at (956) 777-7777. We are bilingual and have won countless awards for our injury representation.
How do I submit my car accident injury claim?
There are a couple of ways of doing this. Some insurance companies allow you to file over the phone, others have online options via their website. You can also ask the assistance of a McAllen Car Accident Lawyer when needing to submit a car accident injury claim. There are a few things that you need to consider when submitting, such as do you have property damage, body and or medical-related injuries, or both. Also, you may have additional items that you need to submit for coverage. The benefit of utilizing a personal injury attorney to submit your claim is that they have your best interests involved. Insurance companies have their own high-powered attorneys, having your own lawyer fighting for you might make the difference between no settlement or a small settlement, and getting the maximum financial compensation you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.