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Should I Notify The Other Party’s Insurance About The Accident?

You should only notify your own insurance company after an auto accident, and you should do this as soon as you possibly can after an accident. Your insurance company will then notify the other driver’s insurance company.

What Should I Do If The Other Party’s Insurance Contacts Me For A Statement?

You are under no obligation to speak with the other party’s insurance carrier if they call you for a statement. A party injured in an accident should contact their insurance company and an attorney as soon as possible after an auto accident. They should then tell the other party’s insurance company to contact their insurance company and their attorney about making any statements.

How Soon Should I Seek Medical Treatment After Being Injured In An Accident?

After an auto accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as you know that you’ve been injured. For various reasons, an injured party will wait to seek treatment after being injured in an accident. That’s not a good thing to do. The longer an injured party waits following an injury the more the other insurance company insists that the party wasn’t really injured in the accident.

Why Is It Important To Avoid Any Gaps In Medical Treatment For My Auto Accident Claim?

It is important to avoid any gaps in medical treatment after an auto accident because insurance adjusters will say, “Well, you weren’t that injured” when they see those gaps in care. For example, there was an auto accident in June, and the injured party went to the chiropractor twice that month, then they went back in October, saw the chiropractor three times a month for the next six months. The insurance company is going to key on that and say, “You weren’t that badly injured. You’re just playing games because you’ve got a four-month gap in treatment.”

How Important Are Evidence And Witnesses In Auto Accident Cases?

Witnesses are important in auto accident cases if you have them. This is because they can testify about the red light that the defendant driver ran when they hit you, the approximate speed that the driver was driving when they ran in the rear-end of your car at the traffic light, or that they saw the driver of the car that ran into you at the traffic light duck down out of sight just before the car hit you. These are really important things that we like to have witnesses for. One thing to keep in mind is if you have to go to trial, that testimony can change just due to the nature of people. Witnesses get scared, they think about things, or they’re afraid to miss work.

How Long Do Auto Accident Claims Generally Take To Get Resolved?

The amount of time it takes to resolve an auto accident claim varies from case to case. If liability is clear, an injured party and the other driver have good insurance coverage, you don’t have problems with the insurance adjuster, and you don’t have to file a complaint and go to court, then your case could be resolved in 60 or 90 days. If arbitration is involved it may take from 60 days to five months or so to get any resolution. Other times, where injuries are more severe, liability is contested and the matter has to go to trial, then it could take several years to resolve the matter

For more information on Notifying Other Party’s Insurance, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (520) 360-4292 today.

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