There are three major things you should be seeking compensation for in an accident case, your:
- medical expenses
- lost wages; and
- damaged property.
This means you’ll need to provide evidence of these losses and damages, but not all evidence the insurance adjuster will ask for will be necessary.
When seeking compensation for medical expenses all the insurance adjusters and insurance companies need are your:
- current bills;
- doctor’s prognosis for future treatment expenses; and
- medical records related to the accident injuries only.
Any past medical records unrelated to your accident are NOT necessary and in fact, can be used against your accident case by your insurance company.
Claiming property damage compensation is where you’ll need repair estimates or a statement for a mechanic that your vehicle is beyond reasonable repair.
Your insurance company may say they require you to go to a certain facility, and that may not always be the best option. Make sure you give them the estimates from your own mechanics to help get the most value for your settlement.
Before You Talk to Your Insurance Company, Read My Book!
If you think you’re ready to handle your accident case on your own I encourage you to visit my website and download a FREE digital copy of my book, Get It Settled! The Accident Victim’s Guide to Settling Your Case Without Hiring a Lawyer. Of course, I won’t leave my clients hanging in the wind – if you think you really need a lawyer to help you settle your case, contact Ben Glass Law at our website, or give us a call at 703-584-7277 and we’ll set up a consultation.