How To File A Car Accident Claim In Boston
Understanding the proper things to do, and not to do, after a car accident crash in Boston is critical. A mistake made during this process will negatively impact what you can collect from an insurance company. Here is how to file a car accident claim in Boston the correct way.
You are required under Massachusetts law to submit a motor vehicle crash operator report within five days if there is someone killed or injured in the crash, or there is at least $1000 in property damage to one of the vehicles involved in the crash. The original of this form must be submitted to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, along with copies to the local police department, as well as to your car insurance company.
Next, you need to report the accident to your own car insurance company. Be sure to accurately report exactly what happened (whether or not you were at fault), with as much detail as possible. Your insurance company will open a claim and begin investing the crash.
Be sure not to speak with the other driver’s insurance company if they contact you. The reason is because it is critical not to provide any recorded or written statements. To do so would be to allow that insurance company to potentially try to twist and manipulate the facts of the accident. Before you know it, things get muddled and now you may be blamed for causing the crash, however crazy and unfair that may seem. Always remember insurance companies are self-serving. They want to take advantage of you and want to pay you as little as possible for your case, or preferably, to deny it outright. Don’t let that happen to you.
Be Sure To Contact A Local Automobile Accident Lawyer
Contacting a car accident attorney is just as important as knowing how to report a car accident claim in Boston. Don’t jeopardize the rights you may be entitled to. Contact our attorneys today to discuss your Boston car crash in order to get an upfront and honest phone consultation regarding your claim.