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Insurance companies are notorious for doing everything in their power to minimize the financial compensation one receives for their claim. This is because, at the end of the day, they are businesses that are just trying to meet their bottom line. And so, you must be very careful when filing your car accident claim with your insurance company. Follow along to find out what errors you should avoid making in your car accident claim and how a proficient Fayetteville, Arkansas car accident lawyer at the Knapp Law Firm can help you along the way.

What are common errors that I should avoid making in my car accident claim?

First off, you must not prematurely leave the scene of your accident. While you may be eager to get this horrible experience over with, you must stay and collect vital pieces of evidence for your car accident claim. Such evidence includes the following:

  • A copy of the police report.
  • Photos and videos of your injuries, damages, and the scene.
  • The contact information of involved parties and witnesses.

Also while at the scene, you should attend to the ambulance, regardless of whether you feel injured. This is because your injuries (i.e., head, neck, and back injuries) may not be immediately visible to you, but they may be evident days or weeks later. And for your claim, you must have medical records that prove that your injuries are directly associated with your accident.

Finally, you should avoid posting on social media at all costs, and you should ask your family and friends to do the same. This is because whatever you post is public information. And so, you do not want to allow your insurance company to easily access photos, videos, comments, etc. which may lead them to believe that you are exaggerating your injuries.

What damages can I potentially recover in my car accident claim?

If you successfully avoid the above errors when filing your car accident claim, then you may be able to receive the financial compensation that you require to heal. With that, you may be capable of recovering the following damages that you wrongfully incurred:

  • Your current and future medical bills due to your injuries, including your hospital visits, surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation therapies, prescription medications, etc.
  • Your current and future lost wages, due to your inability to return to your job or overall to your field of work.
  • Your repair bills due to your car’s damages.
  • Your domestic service bills, due to your inability to execute them yourself anymore.

In the end, you should not provide a statement to your insurance company without representation from a talented Fayetteville, Arkansas personal injury lawyer. Before it is too late, give our firm a call.

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Donald E. Knapp, Jr.

Throughout the Southeast, people in your circumstances have trusted Attorney Knapp and his team to resolve a wide variety of legal issues and aggressively work on their behalf.