After you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, there are several steps you should follow that will help you with filing an insurance claim:
1. Report the accident to the police. If other cars were involved in the accident, gather insurance and contact information from all drivers and passengers. It’s a good idea to reach out to witnesses who were at the scene of the accident to get their information as well.
2. Get medical attention to address any injuries resulting from the accident.
3. Contact an auto accident attorney for a consultation about your rights. Your lawyer will help guide you through the car accident claims process.
4. File your insurance claim.
This guide to the typical life of a car accident claim explains the process you can expect.