How to get the most money from a car accident
1. Show Who Caused the Car Accident
To get the most money from your auto accident insurance claims, you need to show that the other driver was responsible for your car accident. Even if you were partly responsible for the crash, you need to show that the majority of the blame was on the other driver. The less blame you get for the car accident, the higher your personal injury settlements.
2. Document Your Injuries
Simply saying that you were injured in a car accident is not enough. To make your injury settlement demands stronger, you need to show proof that your injuries are real and serious.
The most credible source of your injuries is your doctor’s medical report. The medical report has a more thorough analysis of your injuries. It describes the details of your accident injuries and may include any medications you were taking to decrease your pain and suffering.
If your injuries are not listed in the medical report, they might as well not exist to the insurance companies. That is why it’s important you discuss all of your injuries, no matter how small, with your doctor and have them noted in the medical report. If you’re not documenting your injuries, you will have a tough time convincing the insurance companies to pay you a high injury settlement.
Once you have documented your injuries, you should…
3. Document Your Property Damages
To show the amount of damage to your vehicle, you should include an estimate from a repair shop. Your estimates should include the cost to replace vehicle parts and the cost of labor to fix your vehicle.
In addition to the damages to your vehicle, you can also seek compensation for damages to your personal belongings. This can include things like your:
- Cell phone
You should calculate the total cost of damage to your personal property and include it your letters.
4. Document Your Lost Income
If your injuries caused you to miss any days from work, you should include that in your demand letter. To begin, you should get