Where To Get Your Car Repaired After You’re Injured Is Important Where you have your car repaired after you are injured can affect the value of your personal injury case. Surprised? Here’s why. The opposing driver’s insurance company will direct you to a body shop that it has a deal with. That body shop will repair your car minimally and using used and non-original parts. The result? The insurance company, in evaluating your personal injury case, will then contend the wreck was not that serious because the damage to your car only cost so much to repair. You should always insist on taking your car to a body shop of your own selection. Best is to take to the body shop of the dealer of your make car where all the repairs will get done and any replacement parts will be new and..
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Always Wait for Law Enforcement Before Leaving An Accident Scene Two of my recent clients were involved in minor accidents – minor as far as damage to the vehicles. They were able to drive their cars from the accident scene. Here’s the problem. After exchanging information with the opposing driver, everyone left the scene before law enforcement arrived. Consequently, no accident report was prepared. How could it be prepared? The vehicles were gone and the drivers, whom the officer would have interviewed, were gone. No information for an accident report. Personal injury attorneys rely extensively on accident reports to establish the fault (liability) of opposing drivers. Often the at-fault driver is issued a ticket. I love it when I look at an accident report and see that a ticket was issued to the opposing driver. If everyone leaves the scene, there is no basis for a ticket either. Always call law..
How an innocent social media post could destroy your personal injury case Insurance companies now do social media investigations on all personal injury claimants – including my clients. If you think you have a personal injury case, post nothing about it on social media. More and more clients are destroying their personal injury cases with social media posts. In car wreck cases in particular, posts by clients that say snarky things about the opposing driver, cracking wise or trying to be humorous, and photos of yourself smiling at the accident scene have all played a role in destroying or reducing the monetary value of personal injury cases. Insurance adjusters, juries, and judges will not award significant, if any, damages for pain and suffering to people who do this. Clients who post photos and comments about the fun they are having at parties, social events, etc., while they are still getting medical treatment or claiming..
What to Do If You’re Injured in a Car Wreck. 9 things you need to do right away A law enforcement officer typically takes photos of the accident scene and damage to the vehicles. If not and you are able, take photos of the accident scent showing in one frame where both vehicles came to rest and the damages to other car as well as your own. Seek medical attention as soon as you can. Do not be afraid of taking an ambulance because of the bill. If your car is insured in Kansas, your policy has a minimum of $4,500.00 in medical expense coverage with no deductible and no co-pay. Use your cell phone to take photos of any visible wounds from your injuries such as bruises, scrapes, cuts, and the like. As soon as the next day your own insurance company and/or the opposing driver’s insurance company will call you and want to take a recorded statement. Just say no and that your lawyer will be in..