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Copy the insurance company when gathering evidence after a crash

Insurance companies are very thorough when gathering evidence after a car accident. These are huge corporations that rake in millions of dollars from consumers. They don't take chances with that money.

There's a lesson to be learned here. If you're going to seek financial compensation after a crash, you can copy the insurance company to make sure that it has comprehensive evidence that supports your case. Some examples of steps an insurance adjuster may take include:

  • Interviewing witnesses. Does your story match up with theirs, and can they provide details you may have missed?
  • Taking photos of the scene. This can help paint the picture of what traffic signals were present, how the road design may have factored in and more.
  • Taking photos of the cars. Insurance companies want these to assess vehicle damage, but they can also tell you a lot about how an accident happened and who may be at fault.
  • Getting a copy of the report made by police officers who initially responded. Their accounts can be used to back up your own or cast doubt on the other driver's, and police often help to determine fault by at least providing their opinions on who caused the crash.
  • Looking at medical records. This can show how expensive your medical bills were and can help to connect your injuries directly to the car accident, which is important when seeking compensation.

The key is to be as thorough as possible. Gather the information you need, learn about your rights and investigate exactly what legal steps you'll need to take to ensure that those rights are upheld.

Source: DMV, "How car insurance companies investigate accident claims," accessed Sep. 27, 2017

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