How do I prove who was at fault in a car accident?

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In order to prove fault in a car accident, you would need to gather evidence that proves that the other party was at fault. You can do this by contacting witnesses, looking for security footage, and obtaining the police report.  When it comes to car accidents, it’s not always clear who was at fault. There […]

What do I do if I was the victim of a hit and run?

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After being involved in a hit-and-run, it is important to call the police immediately and get a police report. You should also call your insurance company and file a claim. If you were able to see and copy down the other driver’s license plate number, this will be very helpful for the police to track […]

How do insurance companies settle car accident claims?

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Insurance companies will almost always choose to settle car accident claims instead of engaging in lawsuits because they are more cost-effective. These companies want to pay as little as possible to the claimant and make money from the premiums they charge. They will try to minimize their liability and the amount of money they have […]

What should I do after a car accident?

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Below is a quick checklist of the first 5 things you should be doing immediately after a car accident.  Check on the other driver, passengers, and yourself. Take photos to document the scene. Exchange information with the other driver and any witnesses. Call the police if there are any injuries or damages. Call your insurance […]

How long after a car accident can I file a lawsuit?

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In most states, the statute of limitations on car accident claims is two years. This means that you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident or you will not be able to recover any damages. If you were injured in a car accident, you should always seek medical attention […]

How do I file an insurance claim?

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Every state has its own insurance laws, and how to file a car accident claim may vary from state to state. In general, filing a car accident insurance claim is as straightforward as getting in touch with your insurance company and filing a claim form online. Try to make sure to file the claim with […]

What can I sue for in a car accident?

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A car accident can be a traumatic experience. It can result in injuries to the driver and passengers, as well as damage to the vehicle. If you have been injured or your car has been damaged as a result of a car accident, you may be able to sue the person responsible for your damages. […]

Can someone else drive my car if they are not on my insurance?

Car Accident FAQ 29

Contrary to popular belief, car insurance generally follows the car, not the driver. Therefore, if you lend your car to a friend, your sibling, or even a random person on the street, the car’s insurance is most often the insurance that will be required to pay in the event of an accident. Even if the […]

How long will it take to settle a car accident lawsuit?

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It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to settle a car accident lawsuit. The time it takes to settle a lawsuit depends on the following: The complexity of the case. Some cases are very complicated and require more time to investigate and gather evidence. For example, the case may involve […]

What will insurance pay for a totaled car?

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Car insurance is designed to cover the cost of repairing your car if it is stolen, damaged in a collision, or if it is vandalized. If your car is in an accident and the cost to repair it exceeds the vehicle’s value, your insurer will declare it a total loss. In this circumstance, the insurance […]