Many people ask me when they should contact their insurance company after an automobile accident. In my experience, you should contact your insurance company as soon as practical. That doesn't mean you have to contact them the first day or the second day. They certainly don't expect you to contact them from the scene of the accident nor from the hospital. However, within the first few days (probably within the first week), you should contact your insurance company to report the accident. This is important especially if you anticipate making a claim or if you anticipate the other party will bring a claim against you. If you ever bring a claim that involves your insurance company, they need to be made aware of the accident in order for them to honor the contract. You can't contact them weeks later. Whether or not they decided to extend coverage to you may depend on how fast you reported the accident. Therefore, my recommendation would be to discuss your matter with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can give you some ideas and guidance on your case before you talk to any insurance company, whether it is your insurance company or the other party's insurance company. If you need to discuss your personal injury accident, contact Santa Clarita accident lawyer Robert Mansour for a free consultation. You can also simply cal (661) 414-7100.
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by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,