A serious car accident is expensive, in more ways than one. First, there’s the financial cost of short and long-term medical treatment, lost wages, and more. Then there’s the physical and emotional cost of enduring the trauma caused by the accident. Your injury claim is your one chance to secure the necessary funds to compensate you for those costs. That’s why it’s vitally important that you maximize your injury claim with the insurance company, because once it’s settled, all future expenses are your responsibility.

Here are 3 tips for maximizing your injury claim:

  1. Don’t sign anything from the insurance company. It’s in the insurance company’s best interests to settle your injury claim quickly, as that’s their best chance of settling for a small amount. You don’t know how much this accident is going to cost you yet, so it’s usually a bad idea to take the insurance company’s first offer.
  2. Document every expense. From medical expenses to lost wages, document every single expense you incur or expect to incur due to your injuries. Those expenses should be the responsibility of the insurance company and part of your injury claim. Keeping good records is important, especially if you’re handling your injury claim on your own.
  3. Call a Lawyer. The simple fact is that injury victims who hire a lawyer on average will get more money for their injury claims than those who go it alone. Many law firms, including Daniel Stark, provide free consultations, so there’s no risk or obligation associated with speaking with an attorney. No matter your situation, we recommend you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You’ll be glad you did.