On November 11, 2013, a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette, being driven by Caleb T Berkshire, was totaled when it traveled off Route AB, in Howell County Missouri. The crash occurred south of West Plains on Route AB. The accident occurred as the Corvette, traveling eastbound, suddenly traveled off the right side of the roadway, then through a fence, returned back on Route AB and struck the ditch on the opposite side of the roadway. The exact cause of the crash is not yet known.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that driver Caleb and passenger Tina Berkshire of West Plains, Missouri, both sustained serious injuries. The Missouri state highway patrol reports that both drivers were taken by South Howell County EMS to Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.
How to File A Car Accident Claim in Howell County?
Following a crash similar to the one described above, it is important to determine what caused the accident. If driver Berkshire lost control of the vehicle due to another driver who left the scene, both injured occupants will have the right to file an uninsured motorist claim. If Mr. Berkshire was the sole cause of the crash, passenger Tina Berkshire will need to file a claim against Caleb’s insurance company, Progressive.
Regardless of whether a claim for uninsured motorist benefits or a claim for liability insurance benefits is made, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. The insurance industry makes money in one way: collect more in premiums than you pay out in claims. For this reason, you need to realize that even your own insurance company is trying to pay you as little as possible. The insurance company will immediately begin their investigation into the facts of the crash and collect evidence which helps them pay as little as possible.
Following a car accident, you should not provide a recorded statement to anyone or sign anything. Refusing to provide your insurance company a recorded statement immediately after an accident will not hurt your case, despite what they tell you. In addition, if you are medicated, you are in no shape to provide an accurate statement in the first place.
How to Hire a Howell Car Accident Lawyer?
Hiring an accident lawyer will ensure you have someone on your side performing an investigation into what really occurred. The last thing you want to do after sustaining a significant injury is to be victimized twice when the insurance company refuses to accept responsibility for the crash. It is important evidence is gathered before it is lost or destroyed which is favorable to your side of the case.
As a car accident lawyer in Howell County, we accept all of our cases on a contingent fee basis. This means there is no fee unless we win your case. Our lawyers are recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers and have helped recover car accident victims millions of dollars in reimbursement for their harms and losses. Call today for a FREE consultation at: (314) 409-7060, or 855-402-7274 (toll-free). We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case.