Insurance claims can be some of the trickiest steps to take after a car accident. They are filled with red tape and complex rules and procedures, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But filing a claim when you are injured is essential to getting the compensation you deserve. At Hansen Injury Law, we regularly help accident victims file successful claims and win large settlements to cover their costs. Here are some helpful tips about filing Idaho car insurance claims.
Steps to Successful Idaho Car Insurance Claims
The insurance claims process can be broken down into 4 major steps. These steps include:
- Start the Claim
Informing the at-fault party about your claim may scare you, especially if you are a non-confrontational person. But doing so is an essential step to getting the compensation you need for your injuries. In addition, almost all of the interaction in your case will be between your lawyer and the other party’s insurance adjuster. So, you do not need to worry about potential awkwardness.
- Know the Narrative
In the hectic aftermath of a collision, it can be hard to recall the details of your accident. Inconsistencies in your story can hurt your case. Be careful when recounting your story to insurance adjusters. They will use your statement, as well as statements from the other driver and any other witnesses, to determine how much your claim is worth.
- Navigate the Forms
The massive piles of forms to complete are important when filing Idaho car insurance claims — but are also not very fun. Insurance companies sometimes use complex forms to try and stop people from filing claims. Our car accident lawyers can hep you complete these forms and tell you which ones are most important. They can also help you avoid common paperwork mistakes.
- Negotiate a Settlement
Resolving a car accident case is not always easy. Sometimes, the at-fault party does not want to accept responsibility, or the insurance company does not want to pay what you deserve. At Hansen Injury Law, our lawyers are experienced negotiating large settlements for our clients.
Idaho Car Accident Lawyers
Idaho car accident claims can be confusing, but we can help! Hansen Injury Law is experienced helping accident victims in Boise and its surrounding cities get the compensation they need and deserve.
Please contact us for a free consultation, or order a free copy of our book, The Idaho Accident Book. We are dedicated to providing the most useful resources and the most helpful advice to accident victims in Idaho.