The moment insurance companies are told of your auto accident, their systematic approach to reducing the amount of money they will be responsible to pay out kicks into full gear. This approach will certainly involve an investigation of some kind to find details that can be used to their advantage.
This is why it would behoove you to enlist the advocacy of a well-trained attorney to concomitantly proceed with an investigation of his own. Your case’s strength will ultimately depend on the thoroughness of this investigation. So let’s talk about what kinds of things go into a complete investigation of a car accident.
Oldham & Smith car accident attorneys will comb through the facts of the case which could include:
- Recreating the scene of the accident for a clear, well-rounded understanding of what took place
- Consulting police reports
- Gathering relevant photographs of the damages
- As needed, visiting and photographing environmental elements that may have contributed to the cause (such as construction, signage, intersection conditions)
The investigation will help establish fault of parties involved by such means as:
- Interviewing witnesses and reading through their statements
- Looking through medical reports with the help of experts Accessing and viewing video footage
- Pulling driving records of all parties involved
- Sourcing current facts about manufacturer defects and recall
A thorough investigation should include a calculation of the damages. The factors considered and brought to light could include (but not be limited to):
- Immediate medical expenses
- Ongoing and future medical care
- Current loss of wages
- Future loss of earning ability
- Physical property damage
- Any emotional or psychological suffering
The car accident specialists at Oldham & Smith work with a broad range of auto accident cases. Protecting yourself against the potentially unfair results of an insurance company’s investigation into your car accident is a matter of bringing the right people to your team.
Contact us right away to leverage the experienced advocacy of our firm. If we are unable to recover compensation for you, you do not owe us a fee. To speak directly with an experienced auto accidents attorney, call (352) 292-1620 to discuss your case, today!