Paying for auto repair and other bills

Depending on the nature of the accident, you might incur a hefty auto repair bill. If the accident leads to hospitalization, there will also be medical bills to settle and, in some cases, one or both parties might be entitled to compensation for lost wages. Since you do not want to risk paying such bills when you might actually be innocent, you should consider seeking the help of a lawyer.…

Communicating with the other person’s insurance company

Insurance companies strictly warn motorists to never admit liability and to refer all cases to them. When a representative of the other person’s insurance company contacts you, you can bet that their only intention is to prove that you are the guilty party and therefore liable to pay all the bills that arise. It is therefore unwise to try and contact them.

In some cases, the other person’s insurer might contact you after getting details of the accident. Should this happen, you should only give them general info about the damage to your car or the injuries you suffered. Details about the cause of the accident should be left to the representatives of the insurance companies.…

Contacting your insurer

The first thing you need to do after getting involved in an auto accident is to contact your insurance company. Your insurer will generally need to know when and where the accident took place and also the parties involved. The insurance company might also need to know what caused the accident and this can prove quite tricky – admitting liability could put you in trouble. Determining who the guilty party is not always easy and the best you should do is to seek the advice of a lawyer before giving any written statements to the insurance company.…

What You Should Do After an Auto Accident

While we all hope that we never get involved in a car accident, it does happen sometimes and it is important to know the actions you need to take if it happens to you. An accident comes with plenty of consequences. If you or the other driver got injured, there will be medical bills to settle and both cars might need to get repaired. The law requires that the guilty party shoulders the bill but determining the guilty party is not always easy. There are also plenty of drivers who carry inadequate insurance or none at all and you might find yourself settling bills even when you are innocent.…