Cooperating With MY Insurance Company When In A Vehicle Collision

by Sidney Weinstein on Dec. 06, 2015

Accident & Injury Car Accident Accident & Injury  Personal Injury Business  Insurance 

Summary: Discusses the importance and obligation to cooperate with your own auto insurance company

Whether or not a car, truck or motorcycle accident is your fault, the language in your insurance policy most likely requires you to cooperate with your insurance company. Usually, the obligation to cooperate can be very broad. Cooperation can mean giving one or more recorded statements, making sure your car is kept safe and in the same condition as immediately after the accident, and/or providing other information. Failure to cooperate can justify the insurance company denying you the coverage for which you have been paying.

An insurance policy is a contract between you and the insurance company. Not meeting your obligations can be a breach of that contract. Your insurance company can then decide that it no longer has to do what it agreed to do for you. You may not agree that you failed to do what you were supposed to do, but it then becomes a battle with your insurance company on top of the accident issues with which you started.

Make sure to always keep in a safe place your insurance policy booklet and all amendments that you receive from time to time. You and your Atlanta, Georgia accident injury attorney will then have quick access to the wording of your policy and know your obligations. This will save you time and stress and help avoid making mistakes with your insurance coverage. Especially when personal injuries are involved, you don't want to risk not having insurance coverage.

If you are not certain of what to do after an accident, the safest course is to consult with an Atlanta, Georgia accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact the Law Office Of Sidney Weinstein, 24/7, for a free accident and personal injury consultation by calling 404-522-3108. We can come to you at your home or any of the Atlanta, Georgia area hospitals including Grady Memorial Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center.


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