Filing a Car Accident Claim
If you suffer injuries in a car accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you have a right to recover for your damages from the negligent party. Trying to collect for your damages from an auto accident can be a challenging process. The skilled car accident attorneys of The Baer Firm in Memphis can help. While the assistance of an attorney is not required, having an experienced lawyer working for you can greatly improve the chances of getting the settlement you deserve.
Photographs and witnesses
To collect for your damages in Memphis, you will need to prove who caused the accident. If you are able, after the accident, take pictures of the accident scene. Also, gather witnesses’ contact information. Write down any details of the accident you remember and relay these details to the law enforcement officer investigating the scene. Be careful not to admit fault to anyone and if you are injured, accept medical treatment at the accident scene. The photographs and witnesses can be used to support your case and prove fault.
Contact the other party’s insurance company
Be sure to collect insurance information, if available, from the negligent driver and notify the driver of your intent to collect for your damages. Contact the negligent party’s insurance company to file your claim. You will be asked to provide details of the accident, so refer to your notes and photographs. If your car accident injuries are not severe, you can work with the insurance company adjuster to settle your claim.
Secure legal help
If you suffer severe injuries or if it is not clear who is to blame for the accident, you need a lawyer to represent you and negotiate with the insurance company to ensure a proper settlement for your claim. If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney can file a car accident lawsuit for you.
Remember, you have a year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in Memphis, so be sure to get an auto accident lawyer involved early. The lawyer draws up a summons and complaint and files them with the court. The negligent party has a chance to respond to the complaint and the legal matter either gets settled, or goes to court for litigation.
The lawyers at The Baer Firm in Memphis have over 100 years of combined experience in auto accident negotiation and litigation. Contact us today at 901-525-7316 for your free consultation on your claim.