What is the typical process for a car accident claim?
When you’re involved in a car accident in Florida, navigating the claims process is essential to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. This involves contacting your insurance company to notify them of the accident, filing documents, and negotiating with a claims adjuster. Additionally, if you suffered serious injuries, the process of pursuing compensation not covered by personal injury protection insurance can further complicate the process.
How Can I Initiate the Claims Process?
After seeking medical attention as soon as possible after an auto accident, there are certain steps you must take to file an auto accident claim, to ensure you’re compensated for accident-related damages, including injuries and property damage.
Notify Your Insurance Company & File a Claim
Contact your insurance company to file a claim. Provide all necessary details and documentation, such as the police report and medical records.
Insurance adjusters may offer a settlement. It’s advisable to consult your attorney before accepting any offer to ensure it’s fair.
Speak With An Accident Lawyer
A car accident attorney can evaluate your case, offer legal counsel, and advise you on the next steps. They can also determine if your damages exceed your PIP coverage and whether you should file a lawsuit to pursue additional compensation for damages.
Document Medical Treatment
Keep a record of all medical treatment, including doctor visits, prescriptions, and therapy sessions. This documentation is essential for your claim. You should also keep a daily journal regarding your injuries, the healing process, any complications, how your injuries have impacted your life, and note what level of pain you commonly experience and how often. This documentation can help prove the severity of your injuries and your demand for pain and suffering damages.
File a Lawsuit
If you suffered serious injuries, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages. This legal action initiates a formal process that may lead to a trial.
If your case goes to trial, your attorney presents evidence, argues your case, and seeks a favorable verdict. If successful, you’ll receive compensation.
Contact Us Today
Facing the auto accident claims process alone can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with severe injuries. The experienced car accident lawyers at Friedland & Associates are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and discover how our dedicated legal team can support you during this challenging time.