If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may be wondering how to go about negotiating a vehicle damage or injury claim against the other party. Of course, you want to settle everything as quickly as possible and get back to life. There are many ways to settle car accident claims Medford Oregon
Despite the fact the other driver caused the accident due to negligence, odds are you will not deal directly with the individual in trying to settle your claim for damages. Instead, you will be slugging it out with the insurance company of the other driver. As a result, it is best to gather vital evidence while you’re still at the accident scene. Relevant information that will help in this case include the name and contact for the following
- The other driver
- The insurance company of the other driver
- Witnesses at the scene of the accident
- Local authorities present at the scene
Likewise, you should consider taking pictures of the damages while you are still at the accident scene. You don’t need a digital camera to do this. Today, many people have smartphones with high definition cameras. You can use the camera on your mobile phone. Take pictures of the following
- Accident scene location
- Areas damaged on each vehicle, and more importantly
- The vehicle’s license plate
If you are planning towards a successful car accident claims Medford Oregon, bear in mind that the insurance company of the other driver will require a lot of information from you. Remember that the insurance company will do everything possible to present an offer below what’s expected. Typically the insurance company is a profit-making venture and the best way to make money is by presenting a lesser offer to you on a claim than it otherwise has to. So how do they do this? They start with the following argument
- You were partially or completely at fault for the cause of the accident hence you will only get a fraction of the car accident claim Medford Oregon.
- Your evidence is not substantial enough to support your claims.
And in some cases, the insurance company may hit you with both points. Handling this case on your own can be devastating and stressful. This is why it is best to enlist the services of an expert who is well versed in car accident claims Medford Oregon.