<![CDATA[Sometimes in between the chaos of a car accident and competing priorities in the aftermath, the facts get a little blurred. And, unfortunately, it can happen that the insurance company backing the at-fault driver will try to minimize their responsibility. They may try to place some of the blame on you, or on a third party. Or they can claim that part or all of the damage done to your car had occurred before the accident.
But by flexing your resources, you can provide further proof that the damage to your car occurred as a result of the accident, and get the compensation you are due.
- At-The-Scene Pictures.
Any time there is an accident, be sure to take lots of pictures. Snap photos of the scene, of both vehicles, their placement and the damage, of any other obstacles that were involved, and even of the ground. Create as complete a picture of the event as possible with your images and the real order of events will be more easily imagined and supportive of your claim.
- Mechanic Assessment.
Mechanics and body repair technicians can usually determine the age of the body damage and the cause of mechanical failure. Take your vehicle in to be examined as soon as possible to get accurate assessments of the car and written statements from the experts on their opinion of the date of the damage. This will help you convince the insurance company, and give you more evidence if a fight is necessary.
- Past Photos.
Dig through your personal photos to see if your car happened to be in the background of any during the last few months. Did you drive to a party recently, where others might have taken pictures near your vehicle? Try to track down other images that show your car in its recent original condition to bolster your claim.
- Service Records.
Have you taken your car in recently for a recommended service? If another shop or dealership has looked at your vehicle in the last few months, providing those records could give another external proof of your car’s status prior to the crash.
- Call in Reinforcements.
If inadequate evidence or particularly stubborn insurance adjustors are refusing to acknowledge the accident’s impact, don’t wait, call a skilled car insurance attorney for help. Not only can we take over communication with the adjustor, give added perspective to your claim expectations, and cover all bureaucratic work, we can also use our resources to track your car’s condition.
Proving causation is not something you want to deal with while seeking medical care, obtaining a rental car, making your claim, and staying in touch with all of the representatives. Perhaps one of the most useful things about hiring a skilled automobile accident attorney is that they can be a point of contact as well as a resource and guide during all of the many challenges that follow an accident.
Contact the offices of Simon Law Group for quick relief regarding your car accident and learn more about how we can help.