If you’ve been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you’re probably wondering about getting the compensation that you need. Hiring an auto accident attorney that can help you through the negotiation or even litigation process might not be at the top of your list of worries if you’re still trying to recover your losses, but we still want you to have the information that you need so that you can settle your claim and get back to your life. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about settling your claim.
What You Need to Understand about Getting Compensation
We’ve written about gathering the evidence you need to get the most from your settlement before, so we won’t reiterate that here. You can read more about that in this post and this post. Suffice it to say that you need to gather as much evidence from the scene as you can. The other driver’s insurance company wants to make as much money as possible, so if they say that you haven’t given them enough evidence to prove your claim, you could be paid less than you should be paid, or you might be denied outright. They might also try to argue that the accident was partially or completely your fault, so the more evidence you have to back up your claim the better.
You should also know what types of damage you can collect after an accident. Any auto accident attorney probably can tell you stories of people who didn’t know what they could collect for, so let’s get into it. You can collect compensation for these types of damages:
- Damage to your vehicle
- Damage to your property
- Out of pocket expenses accrued because of the accident
- Rental car expenses
- Lost wages if you are too injured to work
Which brings us to collecting on an injury claim.
What If You Are Injured?
When you’re injured in a car accident, things can get a bit complicated. Not only are you entitled to compensation to damage to your property and incidental expenses but you can also claim the need for compensation for medical expenses. At this point, you’re going to want to talk to an auto accident attorney about your case. Negotiating your case alone with injuries is often too difficult if you’re not familiar with the legal process. For instance, you might have been released from the hospital, but you might not know the true extent of your injuries for weeks or even months. The insurance company is going to want to settle quickly for this reason, because once they settle, they are less likely to have to pay out for any complications that arise from your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney at RRBH Law Today
If you’ve been in a car accident and don’t know how to proceed, make RRBH Law your first call. We can help pair you with an experienced Miami auto accident attorney who will help you through the process of getting the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to set up a consultation.