Do I need to take my car to an “insurance company approved” repair shop or can I bring it anywhere?
Using an insurance-recommended body shop can have benefits, your particular situation will dictate which option is best for you. The truth is, in almost all circumstances, your vehicle does not need to be repaired at an “insurance company-approved” repair shop. The first thing you should do is contact the insurance company and ask them if […]
How should I get my car fixed after an accident?
If you had an accident and need to get your car fixed, you may want to consider what type of accident it was and the insurance coverage as it relates to your vehicle. If you were involved in a fender bender, you may be able to handle the repairs on your own. If you were […]
Should I continue driving my car after the car accident?
Getting into a car accident can be a very traumatic experience for everyone involved, especially if there is serious damage to your vehicle. Even if no one is actually injured, a big concern that many people have after a car crash is whether their car is still drivable or will it need to be towed […]
Should I accept a check from the at-fault driver or their insurance company?
It may be tempting to accept a check from the at-fault driver or their insurance company. But you should be aware that you may be giving up your right to sue the other driver if you do. If you decide to accept the check, make sure it is for the full amount of your damages […]
Would I always need an attorney to file a car accident claim?
There are many instances that you wouldn’t need an attorney to file your injury claim. Generally speaking, as long as the insurance company accepts the liability and pays out your damages in full, there is no reason to involve a lawyer. However, it is recommended to hire an attorney in the following situations: If you […]
What if I say something different from what I said at the time of the car accident?
After a car accident, the scene can be stressful, and emotions can be running high. However, at the scene of the car crash, make sure to be careful what you say, especially when speaking with the other driver, the police, and any witnesses about what to who caused the accident. What you say to other […]
Is the rear driver always responsible for a rear-end collision?
Although in almost every rear-ending car accident the rear driver is responsible for the crash, it is not always the rear driver’s fault. Rear-end collisions can be caused by the following: The front driver suddenly slams on the brakes The front driver makes a sudden turn The front driver is distracted and doesn’t see the […]
If I don’t feel injured after a car accident, should I still go to the doctor?
The answer to this question depends on the severity of the accident. If the injury is minor, then it is not necessary to go to a doctor. However, if you have a headache, neck pain, or any open wounds, then you should go to the hospital for an evaluation. If you have been in a […]
If I wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of my accident, can I still recover damages?
Seatbelts are important in preventing accidents and injuries because they keep the occupants safe and inside the car. The driver should always wear a seatbelt because it is easier for a driver to control the car while wearing one. If you were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, you can still […]
What if an adjuster from the “at-fault” insurance company calls me?
After being involved in a car accident and filing a claim, an insurance adjuster from the at-fault insurance company may call you. Remember to ask for the name of the insurance company and the name and title of the caller. You may be asked a few questions about the accident, such as how it happened […]