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Be ready to deal with your insurer after a car accident

Car accidents are a very unfortunate part of life. They happen all of the time, and people suffer terrible injuries as a result. When a car accident happens, there are so many steps that need to be followed so that the legal side of the case can be handled. One of these steps is dealing with your insurance company.

The problem is that insurance companies are going to try to mitigate their liability as much as possible. Sometimes, they may go to great lengths to minimize how much they cover. It can reach the point of bad faith, which is a simple way of saying that your insurance company isn't doing what they promised.

Here's the thing about bad faith insurance: the people who are victimized are only expecting their insurance companies to do their job. They aren't asking for anything immaculate or over-the-top. And insurance companies aren't able to get away with providing substandard coverage.

To hold them to task, though, you need to make sure that you are doing everything you are supposed to be doing in a proper and compliant way. Make sure that you inform your insurer in a timely manner after the accident, which shouldn't exceed more than 24 hours. You will also want to get a medical assessment so that you can provide accurate and irrefutable evidence to your insurance company. And, if your insurance company doesn't cooperate with you tries to provide you with substandard support, then you should consult with an attorney.

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