It’s a good idea to contact your own insurance company as soon as possible after you’ve been injured in an OC motorcycle accident. Taking the initiative to speak with your insurance company immediately after a wreck can mean that your claim is handled more quickly and that the investigation is easier. If you are even considering filing an insurance claim after an Orange County motorcycle wreck, here are a few things you should know about contacting your own insurance company:
- Contact the police before you contact your insurance company. Your insurance company will need information about the police report to proceed.
- Your insurance company will also want a statement from you regarding what happened before, during, and after the accident.
- You should contact your own insurance company to report the accident even if you were not at fault.
- Do not admit fault or agree to any offers of compensation until you’ve spoken with a personal injury attorney. Even statements to your own insurance company could complicate your claim.
- Your insurance company will eventually need thorough documentation of your medical care, injuries, and time away from work, so make sure you seek medical attention and keep good records.
- The insurance adjustor will want to see any damage to your car. Wait to make repairs until the damage has been documented by the insurance company—and you may want to take photographs for your own records.
The insurance claims process after a motorcycle wreck can be complicated, and many accident victims have trouble getting the compensation they really deserve for their injuries. If you need help filing an insurance claim after an Orange County motorcycle wreck, reach out to the OC motorcycle accident attorneys with Russell & Lazarus today at 1-(949) 851-0222, or simply get started by filling out the confidential online contact form on this page.