Why You Should Make a Claim Against the At-Fault Driver in a Car Accident

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  • As the victim of a car wreck, you can make a claim against the insurance company of the driver that was responsible for causing the accident. The money received from a claim would serve as compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, costs to repair your car, and more.

    Misconceptions About Filing a Claim

    Even though it may seem as a simple decision, some people may be confused, because they do not know if filing a claim is acceptable. How much time will it consume? Do the attorneys have the necessary evidence for a case to move on? Several misconceptions include:

    • Not knowing if winning your case is possible;
    • Not knowing who to call;
    • Fearing it will take too much time;
    • Being afraid that suing the other driver could cause distance between friends;
    • You don't think you're "the kind" to sue;
    • You think too many lawsuits already happen;
    • You prefer to make personal arrangements with the driver;
    • You don't think you can afford a lawsuit;
    • And more...

    Important Information to Know

    To begin, when making a claim against the at-fault driver, you are really filing a claim against their insurance company. This is the reason insurance exists – for the protection of ourselves and others in the event if we cause an accident. You should use the other driver's insurance if they have it.

    Filing a claim is the only path to take if you want compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with the accident. There isn't any way apart from this designed by the justice system for accident victims to receive compensation. You must make a claim if you want to receive compensation for your accident expenses.

    Injured In an Accident?

    Accident victims who have been injured badly face a lot more than medical expenses and work days that have been missed. Some victims feel loss of enjoyment of life, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and more. All of these things can be compensated for if you file a claim.

    Those who have been in serious car accidents know that the trauma associated with an accident can be very serious and life-changing. Physical pain can change your everyday life as well by preventing you from enjoying your life how you want to. People who have been hurt or permanently disabled often do not do the same activities they often did with their children. Just picking up their children can be a painful task. Car accident victims may also face years of pain and suffering.

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