Car Accident Injury Claims: What You Need To Know
If you are involved in a car accident, you have a high chance of being injured. This is bad in itself, but as you probably know, getting injured can be very expensive, with tests, doctors consultations, checkups, surgeries, etc., potentially costing thousands. If you’ve been injured in an accident you may want to consider making car accident injury claims.
What are car accident injury claims?
Car accident injury claim is the process of asking your insurance company to pay you your monetary compensation to cover costs you incur from an injury sustained in an accident.
It is best to start your claim as soon as you are able to after the accident, so you can make use of the evidence and fresh witness testimonies which will make the process a lot smoother and more likely to succeed. Also, the sooner you get your compensation, the sooner you can focus on recovering from your injury, with as little stress and anguish as possible.
What do I need to make a claim?
You will need two key pieces of evidence to make car accident injury claims. First you will need a police statement explaining all elements of the incident. Also you will need proof of injury from a medical center, doctor, or hospital. Usually these will be in the form of medical documents such as prescriptions, doctors’ diagnosis certificates, x-rays and treatment bills. To be sure, keep each and every document that gets into your hands.
Images or videos of the accident area may also prove to be a help in the claim process, if you are able to take them at the scene.
What can I make a claim for?
The type of claim you can make depends on the type and extent of the injury that you have sustained and the severity of it. As you would expect, you can claim for physical injury including broken bones, whiplash, cuts, bruises, etc. But you may also be able to claim for mental anguish if you have undergone a traumatic experience.
Furthermore, if you have been forced to quit your job or have lost wages due to injury, then you may also be able to gain compensation for loss of income.