It’d sure be nice if car accidents never happened, but we all know that’s a pipe dream. Car accidents happen all the time. There are idiots everywhere doing their best to ruin your day. Well as many wise men have said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Follow these tips to increase your chances of financially recovering from a car accident.
What’s the ounce of prevention?
First and foremost, make sure your insurance is up to date. Not knowing it lapsed is no good. Nobody will take that as an excuse, and the insurance company won’t pay up if they don’t have to! In Missouri, even if you aren’t at fault, the law will limit your financial recovery if you don’t have insurance. Don’t tempt fate, and don’t make your life more difficult. It’s much easier to check your insurance now than wishing you had it after something happens.
It may go without saying, but it’s worth saying anyway; drive safe! Obey all the traffic laws. They’re there for a reason, and it isn’t to annoy you even if it seems that way. If you’re breaking traffic laws, an accident that isn’t your fault can still hurt your chances. It may seem like common sense, but we’ve all seen too many examples of reckless driving out there!
Not texting or using your phone while driving may seem obvious, but it bears repeating. Distracted driving is dangerous driving. Even worse, the insurance company will try to get your cellphone logs. Yes, they can, and yes, they will try! A phone call or text around the time of an accident can spell disaster for your car accident compensation.
Buckle up! You may have heard it before, but always wear your seatbelt. They certainly aren’t there for fashion, so use them! Not only can they help lessen or prevent injuries, but if an insurance company discovers you weren’t wearing one at the time of the accident, they’ll claim it contributed to your injuries more than the at-fault party! Good-bye fair compensation!
Never drink and drive! Never operate a vehicle under the influence. Yes, this includes marijuana too! Just because Missouri approved the medical use doesn’t mean you’re free to smoke it as you will. Responsible driving saves lives and increases your chances of financially recovering from an auto accident. Remember, the insurance companies are looking for any and every reason not to pay.
It sounds that way because it is. The insurance company may make it seem like they’re on your side, but the reality is they’re on the side of saving money. If that means not paying, they’ll always take that option. Don’t give them any ammo to sink your case; play it cool and do everything you can to increase your chances of car accident recovery.
The right decision.
When you are recovering, you need every advantage you can get. Every cent of compensation could mean the difference between a normal recovery and a long painful one. Follow this advice and get a solid legal team in your corner to fight for you.
Call Day or Night for an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Do not fight a legal battle alone. KC Road Lawyers will be in your corner, fighting for you. You can contact attorney Chris Benjamin at KC Road Lawyers by calling 816-425-2420 / 660-679-4161 or navigating to our contact page for a consultation at the firm’s Lee’s Summit or Butler Missouri offices. We understand that car accidents can happen at the worst of times, including weekends or the middle of the night. Do not hesitate to call KC Road Lawyers regardless of the time or day. We are here to help. Leave the legal stuff to us!