Do-It-Yourself Car Accident Claims Kit Can Add Thousands to Car Accident Settlements

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Written by a veteran car accident lawyer, The Car Accident Claims Kit includes all of the information, checklists, forms and examples needed for car accident victims to handle their own claims and add thousands to their recovery.

Veteran car accident lawyer Philip J. Santa Maria has written The Car Accident Claims Kit: A Top Rated Accident Lawyer's Do-It-Yourself Guide to Winning Car Insurance Claims with the stated goal of adding thousands of dollars to the car accident settlements of consumers. The Kit is available in ebook format through: A paperback version is also available.

Santa Maria states that "a premise of my book, and the fact of the matter, is that victims don't need a lawyer to help with routine car accident claims, provided that they take time to educate themselves about the claims system. That's where my book comes in."

"I think my book can add to a car accident victim's recovery at least 3 ways," Santa Maria says. "First, it teaches readers all they need to know to get the highest possible recovery for their injury claims. Second, it reveals several perfectly legitimate claims that many accident victims don't even know they have. And third, it gives consumers all the information, checklists and forms they need to present their claims themselves, without paying legal fees."

The Kit identifies the 8 phases of a car accident claim and explains, in a step-by-step checklist format, what must be done during each phase to maximize the recovery. Among the subjects discussed are the legal defenses that insurance companies raise and the 15 most common arguments that insurance companies will use against consumers, and how to counter them. The book also includes extensive discussions of all aspects of car damage claims, including who must pay, how much they have to pay and how to get it done.

Santa Maria explains at least two methods for calculating the amount that consumers should be paid for their claims. "Knowing this is a key," Santa Maria says. "Once the insurance company sees that you know what you are doing and that you know what a fair result is, they are much, much more likely to treat you fairly." If they do not, Santa Maria explains exactly how to take them to court.

The author cautions that his book is not for car accident victims who have suffered major injuries and large financial losses. It is for routine car accident claims. The Kit explains, in simple terms that anyone can understand, the 6 questions that should be answered to determine whether a consumer should handle her own claims or hire a lawyer.

Santa Maria believes that, especially in this economy, car accident victims have to be concerned about getting the largest possible recovery. According to this car accident claims veteran, consumers can definitely handle their own routine car accident claims, without a lawyer's help and without paying legal fees. In a typical case, consumers can put hundreds or thousands of extra dollars in their pockets by following his guidelines.

For additional information about The Car Accident Claims Kit, contact Phil Santa Maria or visit

About Phil Santa Maria
Santa Maria has been a car accident lawyer for more than 25 years. He has the highest possible rating for legal skill from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell peer rating system. For many years, he has been listed in Who's Who in American Law, which lists 2 ½ percent of American lawyers. He is also a lifetime member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which features less than 1% of American lawyers. Santa Maria is the creator of the popular consumer information website,

Philip J. Santa Maria
Pro Se Publications


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