If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, you’ll file a bodily injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. There are things to do before you file this claim.
If you’re physically able, get contact and insurance information from everyone involved in the accident. Write down the time, date and location, and put that phone camera to good use by taking some pictures of your car.
You’ll likely go to the emergency room, but that is often not adequate for a personal injury claim. Be sure to follow up with your family doctor and to document everything.
Once you’ve gathered information and gotten medical treatment, you will then contact the other party’s insurance company.
A claims adjustor will take it from here, and will have questions, which is why it is important to document everything.