Automobile and motorcycle accidents can happen when you least expect it. You might suffer severe injuries that necessitate filing a claim for compensation. Here are a few tips to consider so that your claim is successful:

1.    The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that all the injured are ok. Calling 911 is usually the best option so that the injured can receive medical treatment immediately.

2.    The police are almost always the first people to arrive at the scene of the accident. Make sure that you cooperate with them as their report will go a long way in assisting you receive compensation for your injuries. 

3.    When you speak with the police or the paramedics, remember to document exactly how you feel. This will assist you when filing a claim for compensation. Words such as “I am ok” can jeopardize your case. There are times when you can say that you are well until you discover that you suffered internal injuries.

4.    You need to make sure that a medical doctor checks you before you risk your chances of compensation. Make sure that the doctor knows everything with regards to how you feel. The doctor’s report will also help determine the damages that the court will award you.

5.    If you are involved in an accident, do not claim responsibility. This means not apologizing for the accident or to the injured.

6.    It is important to have information of the other driver who is involved in the accident. Make sure you have his name, address, contact details and details of his insurance company. Remember to also take details of the license plate number.

7.    Were there witnesses at the scene? You need to make sure that you have their contact information as they could assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. The police record at the scene usually accounts for witness statements.

8.    A picture is definitely worth more than a thousand words. Make sure that you take pictures at the scene of the accident. This will prevent blame games and disputes when you file the case.

9.    Talk to your attorney. This is very important, as your attorney will assist.

10. Since your insurance company will cater for the medical costs if you had a PIP policy, make sure that you describe the car accident and injuries well. Your attorney should assist you in this section.