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Steps to Successfully Filing a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim in West Chester PA

Posted on February 28th, 2016

A motor vehicle accident is a serious problem in any person’s life. Car accidents have the potential to be life altering or they could be one of the hundreds of minor car accidents that happen each and every day. Either scenario is a headache due to the common fallout of car accidents. The accident often leads to insurance problems, health issues and car repairs. A common question that might be asked in these situations is how to minimize these issues as much as possible.

One of the best ways to handle it all is to make sure you will be compensated for all of the hassles associated with an accident. To be compensated for these damages and make your life easier during a stressful time in your life, you should file a motor vehicle claim. To accomplish this, there are a few key steps to follow.

The first move is to call the local police. Where ever the accident occurs, calling local law enforcement a necessary action to take so that there is accurate documentation of what has transpired. A police report has reliable information you will need while filing a claim. The evidence verified by a local police officer is essential to substantiate your claim and, as a result, receive compensation for any potential damages incurred.

The second step is to record your accident with some clear pictures detailing the extent of damages to both your car and to yourself, if possible. This provides the evidence as to details of damages incurred that a police report can verify. This assists your insurance provider with answers to questions they may have regarding your accident. The fewer questions the insurance companies have, the less time you will need to spend on the phone with them while they gather all the information they need to validate your accident. Documenting photos on your cell phone will ease this process tremendously.

A third part of the process before you file a motor vehicle accident claim is to seek immediate medical attention. The first concern is to make sure that you are healthy and remain in a stable health condition. Sometimes accidents could have side effects well after the accident occurs. A doctor is able to best determine if this might be the case with your potential injury. Also, the quicker a person involved in an accident is evaluated by a medical professional, the more accurate the medical records will be. A prompt medical evaluation is able to show the insurance company or the at-fault party, just how severe the accident was.

Another step to take is to contact both your automobile and health insurance company to make them aware of the situation. Upon hearing about your accident, they will open an accident claim for you. From there on, the insurance companies will be able to keep track of all your records from the hospital, auto repair shop and much more.

Finally, it is very important to get legal assistance. Law firms can assist you in filing this motor vehicle accident, getting the appropriate amount of money you are owed for the car, health, and insurance issues you are likely to experience during this entire process. If you are severely hurt, you deserve compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.

Compensation is completely fair when you are placed in such an unfortunate situation that was never your fault. Proper legal representation can be extremely helpful and put your mind at ease while someone else handles the correspondence with all the different parties involved in an accident.

Ciccarelli Law Offices has decades of experience in automobile accident cases and personal injury claims. You can trust us to assist you through the legal complications because we have helped thousands before. Lee Ciccarelli created a team of experienced and dedicated attorneys with one goal: protecting and fighting for you and your family’s rights. Call us to discuss your case at (610) 692-8700 or toll free at 877-529-2422.