Your Guide for After an Accident

by Jim Thompson | Last Updated: February 3, 2021

The best time to learn the details for navigating the challenges surrounding an auto accident is before you have one. Hopefully, you’ll never have to employ that knowledge, but it’s best to have it before you need it.

Whether your accident is minor or major, there are things you should do (and not do) at the scene to protect yourself. A misstep could exact substantial legal and financial burdens.

So You Got into an Accident. Now What?

Depending on the severity of your accident, filing an insurance claim may become necessary. Filing a claim can be costly and time-consuming. Is it worth it?

How (and When) to File an Insurance Claim

If you do decide to file a claim, your insurance company will certainly require a copy of the accident report to begin their investigation. How do you go about getting one?

Getting a Copy of an Accident Report

Perhaps the most devastating auto accidents are the ones involving injuries. Whether minor or major, a broken body is potentially a far greater burden than a broken car. What should your next steps be if you sustain injuries in a crash?

Hurt in an Accident? Here’s What to Do

After a crash, it can take a long time for a settlement to be reached. sometimes these delays are due to the complexities of the process. Other times it is due to bad-faith practices of the insurance companies involved. How do you decide if you should just be patient or to seek legal relief?

My Insurance Company Did Me Dirty. Can I Sue?