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A personal injury attorney can help the accident recovery process by providing information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and auto accident claims.
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STEP 2: Contact Your Insurance Provider

Contact your insurance company to file a claim. Call your agent or insurance company's 800# immediately, even at the scene with the police if possible. Sometimes the police officer can give your insurance company clearer, more accurate information. This can save you a lot of time later waiting for your claim to be processed.

Review the articles provided in our Insurance Information section. This section helps you better understand the auto insurance claims process and offers excellent advice in dealing with many types of auto accident claims. Every insurance company has a team of adjusters, investigators and attorneys whose primary responsibility is to limit the liability of the insurance company and minimize the amount of money to be paid to injured parties.

Most auto insurance companies require their policyholders to promptly report every auto accident. The insurance company will want to gather all of the basic information concerning the accident for their records. Sometimes the insurance company will want your authorization to make a recorded statement concerning the accident. We suggest that if you or your passengers were injured in the accident, or believe the insurance company will try to claim "you're not covered" or you have any concerns about the adequacy of your coverage, you should contact an attorney (see step 3) before you go much further, and certainly before you give the insurance company permission to record your conversation. Your policy will set out how quickly you must notify the company. Failure to comply could result in loss of coverage for the accident, without it constituting bad faith by the insurer. For helpful articles on how insurance adjusters work and how they think visit the Insurance Information section of this web site.

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How to find help during the accident process

The Accident Resource has compiled a host of professional directories to help you locate qualified professionals who can help you through the traffic accident process. Our professional directories help you locate qualified personal injury attorneys, medical specialists (chiropractic specialists), insurance companies, expert witnesses, traffic investigation police and others. We have broken everything down so you can easily find qualified professionals in your area.

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medical information
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, it is important to visit a qualified doctor to evaluate your injuries. Trying to "heal yourself" could cause your body more harm.
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traffic accident insurance information
Being inv loved in a traffic accident can be a very stressful situation. Dealing with insurance claim adjusters can be just as stressful. It doesn't have to be...
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expert witness
If you have been involved in a serious injury accident your attorney may need to retain the services of "expert". These professionals are trained to reconstruct all types of accidents.
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traffic police
If you have been involved in a traffic accident, use this section to help locate the traffic investigation division of various police departments in the United States.
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