If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, the obvious first concern is your health and safety, but you’re also probably worried about getting your car fixed. People depend on their vehicles to go to work, pick up their kids, run errands, and lots more. Not having transportation is just one more hassle of being in a car accident.
There are several things you can do to help make your auto insurance claim move swiftly to get speedier repairs. While you’re still at the Accident Scene:
- Exchange information with the other driver, but do not discuss the accident with anyone except the police.
- Get the driver’s name, address, phone number, and driver’s license number.
- Write down the car’s license plate number.
- Collect information from any witnesses.
- Make a diagram of how the accident occurred.
- If you can, take photos of the damage to your car.
It’s a good idea to contact the Connecticut Auto Accident Lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm for advice on how to proceed. Do not speak to the other party’s insurance company. Insurance adjusters may ask leading questions that can be used against you in your legal claim. Your attorney will answer these questions for you to ensure your rights are protected.
If your car is drivable after your car accident, you should still take your car to a mechanic and get it inspected. Some accidents leave serious damage that may not be visible to those who aren’t trained professionals.
If your car isn’t drivable after your car accident, you should have it towed directly to the shop for repairs and inspection.
If your car is “totaled” and considered a total loss, you can have it towed to a salvage yard.
Once your car repairs are complete, your insurance company will seek to cover the costs of the repairs from the insurance company covering the person at fault for the car accident. Delays can occur when there is a question about who is at fault for the accident. You may have to wait for the insurance companies to complete their investigations. That’s why it’s important to speak with the Connecticut Auto Accident Lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm as soon as you can after an accident.