Should I Contact My Own Insurance Company?
YES. You should contact your own insurance company to notify them of your involvement in an accident. You may also have benefits under your auto policy, including medical payments coverage and uninsured motorist coverage, that are applicable to your claim. It is important to notify your insurance company of the potential claim because nearly every policy contains a “notice requirement” in which your claim may be denied if the insurer is not notified promptly of the claim.
Many of our clients would rather not have to speak with either insurance company. For that reason, our office routinely sets up claims for our clients. If you have been injured, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible, and we will be happy to handle the insurance companies from setting up your claim through resolving it.