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Should I notify my insurance company of the accident?

When you are in a car accident, one of the important things you must do is put your insurance company on notice of your potential claim. If you hire an attorney immediately after your accident, you can ask your attorney to handle this on your behalf.However, if not, you should make sure you notify your insurance carrier as soon as possible after your accident.

Many insurance companies have automated claims reporting or dedicated lines for notification of claims. You can provide them the information about the date, location, and time of the accident, but we do not recommend that you go into detail about your version of the events. Be careful that you do not make any statements about accident liability.