- posted: Feb. 26, 2015
- Personal Injury
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident case, the most likely way that your case will end is with a settlement. A very small percentage of accident cases ever make it to trial — the best option for both parties is usually to get the legal process over with in a settlement.
Even when the other driver was at fault in the accident, you will typically be working with their insurance company in the process of settling your claim. You’ll need certain pieces of information to make the process easier on yourself, including the name and contact information for the other driver, that other driver’s insurance company, any witnesses that might have seen what happened in the accident and any law enforcement officers that responded to the scene.
You should always be sure to take pictures of the scene of the accident right after it happens, after you’ve made sure everyone is safe. Take pictures of the location of the vehicles, the amount of damage done to each vehicle and the license plates of each vehicle. You need to be fully armed with as much information as possible to make sure that you get a favorable settlement from the other driver’s insurance company, and all of these pictures will be a great deal of help.
Remember: the other insurance company is never on your side, and will do what they can to avoid paying out as much as you’re owed. It may attempt to prove that the accident was either partially or completely your fault, or that you didn’t provide enough information. For this reason, it’s important to work with a qualified car accident attorney to make sure that you aren’t bullied around by the insurance agency.
Contact the Atlanta car accident attorneys with McMenamy Law, LLC for the guidance you need as you work toward a settlement in your injury claim.