If you are involved in an accident:
Don't allow your
car to be towed to a repair shop you with which you are not familiar.
Do make sure no one is injured.
Don't give a signed statement to the claims
adjuster representing the other driver's insurance company.
a complete description of the accident as soon as possible.
Don't finalize settlement of your claim until you are sure
you have recovered, all bills are in, and you
have had time to decide what you want.
Do notify your insurance company.
Don't hire just any lawyer. If you feel you need legal council, hire a
lawyer who specializes in negligence cases, and has court experience.
Do find out what accident reports
you must fill out.
accept a check for the repair of your car until you are sure it covers all necessary
aware of the "Appraisal Clause" in your insurance policy.
Don't be fooled by "the
have even minor damage repaired.