What to Do After an Injury to Build a Strong Claim for Compensation

Here’s how to gather the proof you need to build a strong personal injury claim and pitfalls to avoid when dealing with the insurance company.

Car accidents are one of the most common reasons for personal injury claims. That’s no surprise, considering the average American driver can expect to be in three or four vehicle accidents during their lifetime. ¹

Almost as many people are hurt by slip and falls, dog bites, defective products, and other incidents caused by someone else.

After an injury, you have the right to expect the at-fault person to pay for your medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Usually, that means filing a personal injury claim with an insurance company.

No matter how you were injured, the insurance company won’t pay a dime unless you can prove their insured was negligent, their negligence caused your injuries, and you have measurable damages.

Whether you decide to hire an attorney or represent yourself, here’s what you should know about gathering essential evidence to build your claim, and how to deal with the insurance company.

Preserving and Protecting Vital Evidence

Get an in-depth look at gathering different kinds of critical evidence you’ll need to prove the at-fault party’s liability, the scope of your physical injuries, and the extent of your pain and suffering.

Collecting Evidence to Build Your Claim
video iconYou can boost your insurance settlement by collecting compelling evidence of your injuries and proof of the at-fault party’s responsibility.

Preserving Injury Evidence Is Vital to Your Insurance Claim
Preserving key evidence can make or break your injury claim. See how to preserve your evidence as well as evidence still held by the at-fault party.

How to Organize Your Paperwork
video iconOrganize your injury claim documents, bills, and notes like a pro. A complete and organized file will help you get the most from the insurance company.

Taking Good Notes After an Accident
video iconHow to use detailed notes after an accident to build a stronger insurance claim and support your financial demand.

Taking Accident Scene Photos
video iconTips for taking car accident photos to help build a successful car insurance claim. Get the compensation you deserve for your property and injury damages.

Using the Police Accident Report
video iconFind out how the police investigation and car accident report can affect your insurance claim and potential compensation.

Gathering and Using Witness Statements
video iconHow to find and speak with witnesses to your accident, and why witness statements can be an important part of your insurance claim.

Requesting Your Medical Records and Bills
video iconWithout proof of injury, you have no claim. Here’s what you need to know about medical records and confidentiality.

Avoid Personal Injury Claim Pitfalls

Insurance companies are only interested in their profit margins, not paying a fair settlement for your injuries. No matter how “sympathetic” they may sound, the insurance adjuster is not your friend. Learn how adjusters try to reduce or deny your rightful compensation.

How to Mitigate Injury Damages to Maximize Your Compensation
Learn why you must mitigate your damages after an injury. Don’t let the insurance company cut your compensation for failure to limit your losses.

The Statute of Limitations Can Kill Your Claim
video iconBeware of the statute of limitations for injury claims in your state. Don’t risk losing your right to pursue compensation from the party responsible for your damages.

Watch Out When Giving a Recorded Statement
video iconBeware of the friendly insurance adjuster who asks for your recorded statement after an accident. Here’s what you should know to avoid costly mistakes.

Mistakes to Avoid when Negotiating Your Settlement
Avoid these costly mistakes when negotiating with the insurance company to make sure you get maximum compensation after a car accident.

How to Defend Against Bad Faith Tactics
video iconInsurance adjusters are obliged to negotiate fairly and in good faith. Be prepared to defend against underhanded attempts to lessen your injury settlement.

Common Types of Injury Claims

Car accidents, slip and falls, and dog attacks are causes of injuries that almost always involve insurance companies. See how insurance companies try to fight back against some of the most frequently filed injury claims.

How to Build a Personal Injury Claim After a Car Accident
video iconHere’s what you need to do after a car accident to build a successful personal injury claim. Learn what the pros know about negligence, fault, and insurance settlements.

12 Steps Accident Victims Can Take to Boost Compensation
video iconWhat you need to know to strengthen your insurance claim after being injured in a car accident. Get the compensation you deserve.

Whiplash Injury Claims: Essential Tips
video iconLearn the Dos and Don’ts of whiplash injury claims to protect your rights and get what you deserve from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

How to Win Your Homeowner Insurance Claim
Who pays if you’re hurt in someone else’s home or yard? Learn how to demand fair injury compensation from a homeowner policy or renter’s insurance.

Dangerous Dog Laws Can Hurt Your Injury Claim
Dangerous dog laws will be used against you by insurance companies. Fight back with the latest facts on dangerous dog laws and insurance company exclusions.

3 Steps to Increase Bicycle Accident Compensation
video iconIf you’ve been hit by a car while riding your bike, you’re entitled to file a claim with the driver’s insurance company. Here’s how to build a strong bicycle accident claim.

Proving Liability After Getting Hit by a Drunk Driver
video iconHow to gather evidence for a successful insurance claim after being hit by a drunk driver. Get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.