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Car Accident Compensation – What You Must Consider Before Claiming

by sientelo99 on

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Car Accident Compensation

Car Accident Compensation

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Meeting the other driver again in a car accident compensation case is the last thing you’ll want to do. However if you’re making a claim the good news is this is unlikely to happen. In fact well over 90% of personal injury claims are settled out of court.

Sometimes people react to an accident by getting out of their car and start shouting at the other driver. Even if you feel it was not your fault, never do this! It is not going to help you in any way. This kind of behaviour can worsen the case you may be facing if it turns out the accident was in fact your fault. Remember people at the accident scene can testify against you.

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Following The Accident

After the accident, both parties are often not in the right frame of mind to think clearly. Emotions often get the better of them.  In some situations, one party may initially take the blame thinking it might settle the situation faster. However insurance companies unsurprisingly prohibit this. Remember in the case of all compensation claims there will be an investigation to determine who was at fault.

The best thing you can do is to accurately report what happened in the incident to facilitate any future car accident compensation claim.  No driver is under obligation to admit fault for the accident. Even if you are harassed by the other party for being at fault, never admit liability. Even if you are in shock, do your best not to let your emotions rule over you. It can do a lot more damage than good.

Accident Compensation And Bystanders

Following an accident, have a look around and see if there might be bystanders who have witnessed the incident. Needless to say people seldom want to stand in as witnesses because of the hassle it might bring. However, you be get lucky and find someone who could testify to the details of the collision.

If so get their contact details so you can contact them if the need arises. It would be best if you can get a business card because in the aftermath of an accident its easy to incorrectly record vital information, e.g. the license plate of the third party.

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Its a good idea to carry a camera with you in your glove compartment. A disposable one would be sufficient so you can photograph what happened at the scene of the accident. It won’t take up much space in your car and it will be of a lot of help to the investigators in finding out who really is at fault. Insurance companies will also ask for these photographs to strengthen your car accident compensation case.

Also remember that if you suspect the other party was on their phone during the accident, you can always call up their mobile service provider for more information. This could also strengthen your compensation claim.