1. Call 911 & your Insurance Company. Calling the authorities to investigate and calling your insurance company is the first thing to do. You can also exchange information with the other party with a cooperative manner so things would be clear between the two of you. Also, if you can you should take photos of the incident, Plate Number, Drivers License and complete Insurance information.
3. Keep in contact with your Insurance Adjuster. Depending on whose fault the accident lands on. You will most likely deal with an Insurance Adjuster to recover your Property Damage. The Adjuster will take a statement from you and proceed to evaluate the damage of your vehicle.
(Itâs important to verify the type of Insurance Coverageâs you and the other party have in order to determine how the case will progress, sometimes the lack of Collision Insurance or Uninsured Motorist Insurance can bring your progress to a stall. If you are having similar issues proceed to step 4.)
4. Call a Lawyer. If you are lost on how to proceed or feel that the Insurance Company is giving you the run around, you can always call a Lawyer and obtain a Free Consultation. You will get your questions answered and get clarity in how to proceed next. If you are in Los Angeles, you should contact The LA Law Firm at (866)383-1462 for a prompt response.
5. Be organized and take notes. From the moment you get into an accident try to keep notes of what happened who did you speak with, and what was said on the conversations with Adjusters, Medical Providers and or other involved parties.