When a person is injured in a car accident, they are not always thinking about how to increase their chances of a fair personal injury settlement. They are working on getting over the physical and emotional injuries they have suffered. This is why it is best to work with a personal injury attorney – we can ensure that you are not inadvertently making mistakes that could affect your case.
Keep reading to discover three of the biggest mistakes people often make after being injured in a car accident. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation and discover what your options are.
- Never Admit Fault
- Do Not Wait Weeks or Months to See a Doctor
- Do Not Post About Your Injury on Social Media
It does not matter who you are talking to – you should never admit fault for an accident. Even if you believe you are at fault, the truth is that fault is not as simple as it may seem on the surface. Do not tell the other driver(s) involved in the accident that you were at fault. Do not tell a police officer at the scene that you were at fault. Do not even tell your best friend that you were at fault.
Let the evidence do its job and show what really happened. Shock after an accident can make a victim take responsible for an accident that was not their fault at all.
In a perfect world, you would see the doctor or go to the emergency room immediately after the accident. This will of course help keep you healthy as your injurie will be treated right away, but it will also help prove your case. If you wait weeks – or even days – to get help, the insurance company is likely to make a case that this shows you were not as injured as you say you were
This is a hard and fast rule that should not be broken. It does not matter if you are not mentioning anything you find suspicious. It does not matter if you have your account set to private. You would be surprised to discover the lengths insurance companies will go to in order to deny a claim. They can even use posts that have nothing to do with your injury to show that you are not as injured as you claim.
Your Attorney Will Help You Avoid These and Other Mistakes
The best way to reduce the chances that you will make these or other mistakes is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. When you work with an experienced attorney, they can help you avoid simple mistakes that could change the outcome of your case. Call us now and let us get started working for you.