Car accidents often occur due to the negligence of drivers who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or while they are distracted with texting. Such actions have cost lives and serious injuries on the road. The driver who causes the accident is responsible for reporting the incident to the insurance company. In cases where the person at fault denies responsibility after a car accident, you should still follow the proper procedure, such as getting medical help, gathering information, or reporting the accident to the police.
Get Medical Attention Right Away
The first thing you need to do if you or others involved in the accident are injured is to seek medical help immediately. You should move an injured person only if the person is in danger of being hit by another vehicle. To avoid more collisions or cause a traffic jam, make sure that all people and cars involved are not in the way of moving traffic.
In an accident where the person at fault is not willing to take responsibility, it is very important that you collect as much information as you can. This information is vital for you to prove that the accident happened. Evidence can be in the form of a written report, photos, videos, or other information you can collect. Get the contact details of all the drivers, passengers and eyewitnesses involved in the accident. These details should include: name, address, driver’s license number, license plate number, name of owner of the vehicle and insurance company. If your insurance company has an app that can help you document the accident, you can make use of that as well.
Inform the Right People
If you or anyone involved in an accident is injured, or if the vehicle is badly damaged, call the police and call for medical assistance. A police report can serve as evidence and leverage while negotiating your settlement.
It is also wise to inform the insurance companies no matter who is at fault. The police and the insurance companies will come to their conclusions independently. Sometimes the decision may not be unanimous. In some cases, collision claims are made when either party denies full responsibility for the accident. Having informed the insurance companies would show your good faith and work in your favor in this situation.
Consider Hiring a Lawyer
If the driver at fault refuses to take liability and your insurance claim runs into a bottleneck, having a lawyer by your side can help settle things sooner and much more easily. The insurance companies will take you more seriously if you have a lawyer. Otherwise, they could drag the case out and try to get you to compromise.
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