Three Big Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating an Auto Accident Claim
Accepting The Initial Offer When Negotiating An Auto Accident Claim
Well, the first thing that you have to avoid when negotiating an auto accident claim is accepting an insurance company’s initial offer.
They’re going to give you a devalued estimate of what the true value of that claim should be, to try and quickly, and quietly, resolve.
Forgetting To Send All Medical And Property Damage Records
The second thing to avoid doing is forgetting to send all medical and property damage records.
So, in this circumstance, if there’s injury, damage to the vehicle, you need to ensure that the insurance company has every last detail.
If they’re missing anything, they’re not going to give you credit, and they will not give you value for that missing document.
Do Not Skip Medical Treatment
Another aspect that you need to always keep in mind is did you, in fact, treat or seek medical treatment?
Sometimes if there’s injury, people decide, “well, I’m going to live with the pain, or ignore it and move forward.” That is absolutely going to be a mistake when it comes to negotiating the outcome and settlement of your claim.
Do what is recommended by medical professionals, because they are trying to get you back to your maximum medical improvement, and the reason for that is so you can live a life whole again.
So, generally what we deal with is not simply trusting or listening to the insurance companies, and ensuring that your documentation is complete and thorough. Always look over that aspect of it.
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If you have any questions regarding your auto accident claim, contact your car accident attorney or your case manager today and we will get your questions and concerns addressed as soon as possible