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Things you should not do after a car accident

On Behalf of | Jul 23, 2023 | Car Accidents |

The way that you handle the aftermath of a car accident significantly affects the outcome of any potential claims. Recognizing the most common mistakes that drivers make will help you handle post-accident interactions effectively.

There are several mistakes to avoid after a car accident.

Admitting fault

After an accident, you might get out of your car and instinctively apologize to the other driver or take the blame for the accident, even partially. This can cost you in a claim settlement since the court may reduce your award based on the court’s assessment of your degree of fault.

Dismissing your injuries

Adrenaline can mask symptoms of injuries and pain. Stating that you are fine or uninjured after the accident calls into question any injuries you feel afterward. Seek medical attention at the scene to establish a baseline of care. Emergency responders recognize early signs of injury that you might dismiss.

Sharing on social media

Remember that your social media accounts become evidence in a personal injury claim. Even when your accounts are private, information is accessible by warrant or from friends on your profile. Avoid discussing the accident on social media to protect your interests.

Making statements to the insurance company

The insurance carrier may request a recorded statement. Avoid providing a statement without legal representation to protect your interests and ensure a fair settlement.

These tips help you avoid common post-accident mistakes that interfere with claims. Consider these points after an accident to protect your legal interests and get the compensation you deserve. Avoiding mistakes