Skip to main content

After a car accident that results in serious injury or property damage, one of the most important things you can do is protect your right to compensation. Even the slightest error in the filing process or during the accident’s aftermath can risk your right to compensation. Insurance companies aim to limit their payout, not to help people who are entitled to and need compensation to aid in their recovery after an accident. That’s why people who’ve been injured by reckless or careless drivers must understand how to protect their right to compensation.

At Kash Legal, we have handled numerous car accident claims and are familiarized with the common mistakes that led to claims being denied or insurance companies offering low settlement offers. We are committed to helping our clients through the process to ensure they avoid mistakes and are set up for a successful outcome. 

How to Protect Your Right to Compensation After a Car Accident

When you suffer serious injuries in an accident, the priority is to ensure your own safety. The first step to protecting your right to compensation is to prioritize getting medical attention. Depending on the seriousness of your initial visible injuries, you’ll likely get an initial checkup by EMTs at the scene or by a doctor after being taken in an ambulance. 

However, it’s vital to seek medical attention even if your injuries appear to be minor. Those initial treatments can prevent your injuries from worsening and help ensure you’ve done the first thing to build a strong claim. Other important components to keep in mind to protect your right to compensation include:

Don’t Admit Fault 

It can be natural to want to apologize when something bad happens, even if you had nothing to do with it. Unfortunately, apologizing after a car accident can be seen as an admission of fault. Not admitting fault isn’t just about not saying you played a role in the accident; it requires you to be very careful with your words. 

When you work with an experienced attorney, they take over and speak with insurance adjusters and the at-fault driver, saving you from accidentally saying the wrong thing. They can also advise you on the best way to approach a situation when you are asked to speak.

Follow Treatment Instructions 

Having strong medical evidence of your injuries is not just about the initial medical reports. Those reports are the first step and a great building block. However, if your injury requires follow-up visits and a treatment plan, it’s vital that you follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. This helps build a history of your injuries and proves not only their existence, but the influence that the injuries have had on your life, which can be used as evidence that you are entitled to maximum medical compensation. 

Document Your Damages

Your attorney will make sure to document everything you need to build your claim. However, it’s still important that you keep track of your damages. This may look like taking note of:

  • The diagnostic test (MRIs, CT scans) from the initial doctor visits
  • What are your injuries and your pain level
  • Conversation with the other drivers and their insurance 
  • Dates and times that are significant to the accident
  • Your claim number
  • Insurance adjuster on your claim 
  • Medical bills
  • Treatment plan
  • Receipts for costs associated with the accident

Keep all information relevant to your claim in a folder that can be easily accessed to ensure your information is accounted for and ready to be used when necessary. 

Contact Our Experienced Car Accident Lawyer at Kash Legal

When you’re injured in a car accident, it’s possible that your injuries and other damage you suffer create an incredible financial burden. That’s why people have the chance to file personal injury claims. Unfortunately, the process is often harder than it should be because the goal of insurance companies is not to help you, but to avoid paying compensation. 

At Kash Legal, we know that the personal injury process can sometimes be complicated. That’s why we are committed to guiding our clients through every step of the process. Our experienced injury lawyers can help make sure your claim is set up for a favorable outcome. Contact our firm today at (888) 527-4128 or by filling out our contact form.

Get Your Free Case Consultation

We will be in touch within 24 hours.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Personal Injury Law Firm Who Cares

attention icon
Personal Attention
respected icon
Respected Lawyers
consultation icon
Risk - Free Consultation
gurantee icon
No Win, No Fee Guarantee
CALL US: 888-527-4128