Here are some ways you can maximize the compensation you receive for your car accident settlement:

Take pictures: They say a picture is worth 1000 words – never is that more true than when negotiating a car accident settlement. Make sure to get pictures of everything you can – your car, their car, road conditions, traffic signs, etc.

Watch what you say: Sometimes a simple explanation or apology can be misconstrued as an admission of guilt. Don’t say you’re sorry, or you should have been paying more attention, or say you were distracted. Your words can and will be used against you.

Get help: It’s always a good idea to speak to a lawyer who can help you better understand your situation, potential damages, and other ways to maximize your auto accident settlement. Almost all personal injury attorneys will give a free consultation, so there is no harm in getting an expert opinion or two.