Were you or someone you love in an automobile accident and your insurance carrier is Allstate? If so, you should report the accident to Allstate, yes, but there are some pointers to keep in mind. If you were injured in the accident and/or if your vehicle sustained significant damage, then an experienced accident attorney could help you to recover the compensation that you deserve. Belal Hamideh is exactly that. He and the rest of the team here have a proven track record of helping folks who were injured in accidents to receive maximum compensation.
The slogan for Allstate is, of course, “You’re in good hands.” That may be true if no one involved in the accident sustained any injuries and/or each vehicle sustained minimal to no damage whatsoever. That said, if there’s even a slight chance that you may have been injured from an accident, you have nothing to lose from reaching out to us. We’ll schedule a free case evaluation with you and, during that, tell you exactly how we may be able to help.
When You Should Contact Allstate After an Accident
If you were in an accident and Allstate is your insurance carrier, you should contact them. In fact, you should reach out to them not long after the accident. A good rule of thumb is to do so within the first 24 hours after the accident. That way, you won’t forget.
There are multiple ways to reach out to Allstate. You can do so through their mobile app online through “My Account” by calling (800) 255-7828. We don’t recommend that you do this from the accident site.
Instead, when you’re still at the accident site, you should contact the authorities first. Law enforcement can secure the scene and, among other ways they can help, they’ll generate a police report. This report can prove to be very beneficial in your eventual case.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to receive professional medical attention as well. That’s true even if it doesn’t seem like you were injured. Hopefully, neither you nor anyone else was. However, some of the worst injuries don’t truly manifest or let their full extent and severity be known until long after the shock of the accident has worn off. Medical professionals can help you to recover that much more thoroughly and successfully the earlier they can examine and treat you.
It’s also imperative that you get certain information from the other party in the accident, the person who hit you. Get their name, their contact information, their license plate, their insurance information, and so forth. Best practice for talking to them: be polite. Be cordial. But, only say what’s necessary. Don’t say anything that could be taken or construed to be an admission of fault, even if it’s to say “I’m sorry” in passing.
Then, once you’ve done all of that, contact Allstate to inform them of your accident. Once that’s done, if you were injured or there was significant damage to your vehicle, reach out to us for a free case evaluation.
What Should You Tell Allstate About Your Accident
When you talk to someone from Allstate about the accident, they’re going to want all of that information that you got from the other party in the accident. Just as when you were talking to that person(s), when you’re talking to someone from Allstate, be polite, be cordial, but don’t give any extraneous information. Don’t say anything that you don’t need to.
Why? Because that could potentially harm your case, causing you to receive less compensation. Don’t give a recorded statement or anything of that ilk, not until you talk to us. Instead, when you complete medical treatment, we’ll send along all of the accident and injury information they need to know in the settlement demand.
Before you sign anything, we recommend that you talk to an experienced attorney. That way, you can know whether or not this is even a remotely good deal for you.
What You Should Do If The Person Who Caused the Accident Has Allstate
First, if you were injured in an accident, you should reach out to an attorney with experience in these kinds of cases. Since you were injured, you may be eligible for economic as well as non-economic damages. An attorney can help you to recover all of these.
If Allstate is the insurance carrier for the other driver, they’re going to conduct an investigation of the accident. But, this investigation is going to do anything it can to prove that the accident (as well as your injury) wasn’t really the fault of the driver with Allstate. Or, at the very least, not entirely their fault.
By doing so, Allstate hopes to reduce (or even eliminate) the compensation that you could receive. They could also try to do this by offering you a “lowball” deal, by trying to get you to give a recorded statement they could use against you, or many other practices. When you’re represented by Belal Hamideh, none of these tactics are your concern.
Instead, we can represent you as aggressively as possible against the insurance company. You don’t have to worry about them as we can take them on your behalf. Most of our cases are solved through negotiation but, if we have to go to court to represent our clients, we are always more than happy to do so.
The Person Who Caused the Accident Doesn’t Have Insurance: Best Practices
California laws could not be clearer about the fact that drivers who go out on the road without car insurance are in violation of the law. Yet, it happens every day. The aftermath of a car accident can be a confusing time, but it can be even more so if the other driver doesn’t have enough insurance or, alternatively, just doesn’t have any insurance whatsoever.
Fortunately, many California drivers carry uninsured and/or underinsured motorist coverage. If you’re injured in an accident involving one of these drivers, you should file a claim with your insurance provider, be they Allstate or another.
However, you may find that Allstate drags out the process, they make the process more official than it should be, or just flat out rejects your claim. Should that happen to you, we encourage you to reach out to us for a free case evaluation. From there, we can look at your case and go over your options, to find the way that we can best help you.
Accident Attorney Belal Hamideh Can Help
No matter who your car insurance provider is, the period after a car accident can be a challenging time. So often, a policyholder who did everything they were supposed to finds that their insurance provider is “not in the corner,” so to speak, after an accident. That’s not how it works with Belal Hamideh.
When you sign with us, we are by your side throughout the entire process, from the initial case evaluation through the successful completion of your case. We know that, for many, the last thing you want to do after an accident is to reach out to an attorney. To make it easier, you can schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help either by calling us or going through our site