How soon after an accident should I file my claim?
After an accident, a claim should be filed with the insurance company right away. But you need to be very cautious about this. The insurance companies are trained professionals and they’ll do everything they can to minimize the value of your case. They do this by requesting a recorded statement which consists of a bunch of loaded questions that favor the insurance company. If you give that statement without representation many times you as a consumer waive certain rights, admit certain things that have negative effect upon your case and you don’t even know it. They also throw bunch of papers in front of you and sometimes you might sign certain documents that waive your right to a trial by jury, waive your right to any future recovery in a particular case. Make sure that you call a lawyer. We are open 24/7/365, we’ll do our best to help evaluate the forms, let you know whether or not you should give a recorded statement, let you know whether or not you have a case.