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What Are The Top Mistakes Made After a Car Crash?

Submitted by emm on Thu, 03/24/2022 - 16:03

After a car accident, there are some things that you should never do. Making the wrong mistakes after an auto accident can ruin your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. Avoid making these mistakes after your car accident and get help for your auto accident claim today.

Underestimating Your Injuries

One of the mistakes made after a car accident is misjudging how severe your injuries are. If you do this, it is very serious and could lead insurance companies and liable parties to question your injury claims at a later date and can make your recovery more difficult.

One typical example is whiplash which is caused in a car accident when your neck is jolted backward and forwards in a violent motion.

Often, pain from whiplash isn’t felt until sometime after the accident has taken place. When you feel the pain from this injury you will find it hard to go to work and it may take several months until the pain has disappeared.

You should get a diagnosis from your doctor as soon as you can so that you can file a personal injury claim for such things as medical expenses while you are recovering.

Waiting Too Long to File a Claim

Many accident victims don’t think it is important to file a personal injury claim soon after the accident. This is not the case as there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims.

If you wait too long to file your claim after your car accident, you may not be able to file it at all and get the compensation you deserve because the statute of limitations has expired.

Don’t waste time filing your personal injury claim and check the statute of limitations in your state too.

Giving Too Much Information to the Insurance Companies

Insurance adjusters want to save the insurance companies money. Don’t give any insurance company representative details they don’t need.

Don’t talk about fault or your injuries right now. Don’t give a recorded statement. You should only give the company your basic information at the early stages of the claim.

Admitting Fault

No matter who you’re talking to, do not take the blame for the accident. Admitting fault for a car accident is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.

Admitting fault for the car accident can end up hurting their claim. Never apologize for an accident that isn’t your fault, and never rush into admitting fault for a car accident.

If you admit fault in a car accident, you may be unable to recover the compensation you deserve. This could include medical bills, repairs to your car, and time taken off work due to your injuries.

Not Working with a PI Attorney

Not working with an attorney is a huge mistake that people make after a car accident. A car accident attorney will be able to help you file your claim and help to gather all of your evidence and information you need in order to get the compensation you deserve.

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