Top Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself During the Claims Process

There are many things you can do immediately following an accident that will help your attorney throughout your claims process. Some things include:

  • Gather the information of everyone involved in your accident, including insurance information
  • Take photos of the scene of the accident
  • Make sure the police are contacted so a report gets filled out
  • Take down the names and information of any witnesses
  • Write down everything you recall from the accident (memory is likely to fade as time passes)

There are also steps you can take throughout the claims process that can assist your legal team as well. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney regarding the specifics of your case. It is safe to assume that you should not use social media to comment about your accident. Many comments or photos can be taken out of context when used online, so speak with your lawyer prior to posting on any social media site.

Further, avoid coming to any terms or signing anything from an insurance company before speaking with your lawyer. Anything you agree to can severely limit your potential award further down the road.

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Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.