Generally speaking, a claim is a legal demand sent to the at-fault party’s insurance company, requesting compensation for your injury. However, if you’re in a car accident and are in New York or New Jersey, you will have to file a claim with your own insurance company. This is because New York and New Jersey are both “no-fault states.” Regardless, is imperative to your success that you file a claim as soon as possible with the proper insurance company.
It is also important to file a claim as soon as possible in order to preserve evidence. The sooner one files a claim, the easier it will be for you and other witnesses to remember the events of the accident. The more accurate and credible the memories, the better chance you have to secure a fairer and larger payout. The credibility of your witnesses is important to your claim’s success, and the sooner they can give testimony, the more confident they will be in their recollection of the events. Additionally, this gives little room for insurance companies to poke holes in your witnesses’ accounts.
Lastly, the sooner you file a claim, the sooner and closer you are to obtaining financial relief from the incoming costs you are bound to incur as a result of the accident. Filing a claim for your injuries is not something that can be procrastinated. With bills piling up, it is in your best interest to seek relief as quickly as possible. For your financial security, it is always best to file your claim as soon as possible.
If this seems overwhelming and stressful, that is because it is. But at KI PI we have the team and experience to make this process run as smoothly as possible.
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