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Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Car Accident Claim

Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Car Accident Claim

When you’re injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent and reckless actions, you have the right to file a claim with the other person’s insurance company. However, that insurance company takes a lot of different steps to prevent paying out as much compensation as you deserve.

Because of this, you must take all of the necessary precautions to protect your claim from the tactics of the insurance company. Here are the top three ways you can protect yourself and your claim after a car accident.

1. Avoid Discussing the Crash with the Other Party’s Insurance

While you want to talk about the details of the crash with your doctor, insurance, and witnesses, you don’t want to speak with the other party’s insurance company about specifics without having legal counsel.

Many times, the insurance company looks for conflicting statements that they can use to limit how much they’re paying out. The moment you say something the insurance company feels can benefit them, they’ll use it against you.

2. Keep a Pain Journal for Your Doctor

After you seek medical attention, stay diligent with reporting the pain you feel from the injury caused by the accident. A pain journal not only helps you recognize the different areas where injuries may have occurred, but it can help build medical records you can use as part of your lawsuit.

3. Hiring Legal Representation

You don’t always know what’s going to happen when you file a car accident claim. There are a lot of complicated details involved and you want to ensure that you’re not doing or saying things that could jeopardize your right to compensation.

Having a legal advocate on your side can help position you in a manner that protects your rights and best interests from the many tactics used by the insurance company. This is beneficial in pursuing the maximum compensation you need.

Our Houston car accident lawyers at the Daspit Law Firm are ready to help you every step of the way. We’ll take on the insurance company on your behalf because you not only need it, you deserve it.

Call our firm today at (888) 273-1045 for the representation you need.