Cleaning up after an accident can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you know just what to do. Before you talk with anyone’s insurance company or make any recorded statements, take time to do these things to protect yourself.
Take a deep breath, look around and try to put together in your mind the sequence of events that just happened. Who was coming from where? What went wrong? Who is at fault as you see it?
Write Down & Gather
Take a moment to write down the date, time, license and insurance information, statements of any witnesses, and any high level details that may be important later on. Also gather accident reports and insurance declarations.
Don’t Give Any Official (Recorded)
Statements Or Sign Any Forms
Insurance agents may ask you to sign forms that could potentially cause you to lose your ability to receive full compensation for damages. This may come with an offer attached to it. Do your best to give yourself time to consult experienced help.
Insurance companies (yours or theirs) will ask you to record a statement. Not necessarily a good idea to do this before you’ve talked with your attorney. You may find yourself saying things that could easily damage your case.