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Mistakes to Avoid Making After Being in a Car Accident

 Posted on April 11, 2023 in Car Accident

CO injury lawyerBeing involved in a car accident can be a deeply traumatic experience. In the aftermath of an accident, it can be not easy to know what to do next. Unfortunately, several mistakes people commonly make after a car accident can have severe legal and financial consequences. As a result, consulting with an attorney after your accident is likely in your best interests as you look to recover from your injuries and pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.

Here are Mistakes You Want to Avoid Making

  • Failing to call the police – It is essential to contact law enforcement after a car accident, even if it is minor. The police report will provide critical information about the accident that can be used to support a claim for damages.
  • Admitting fault – It is natural to want to apologize after an accident, but admitting fault can be used against you in a personal injury claim. Therefore, sticking to the facts and avoiding making statements that could be interpreted as an admission of fault is essential.
  • Failing to exchange information – After an accident, exchanging contact and insurance information with the other driver is important. Failure to do so could make filing a claim for damages difficult.
  • Failing to seek medical attention – Even if you feel fine after an accident, it is crucial to seek medical attention. Some injuries, like whiplash, may not show obvious symptoms for days following the accident. Failing to seek medical attention could result in delayed treatment and worsened injuries.
  • Not taking pictures – It is important to take photos of the scene, including damage to both vehicles and any injuries sustained. Photos can provide valuable evidence to support a claim for damages.
  • Not contacting your insurance company – After your accident, you will want to contact your insurance company to inform them about the accident. During this time, do not say anything that could hurt your claim. Remember that it may be prudent to promptly contact your insurance company and a personal injury lawyer in the aftermath of your injury. Your lawyer will be greatly beneficial when dealing with the insurance company, as they will be dedicated to safeguarding your best interests.

Contact a Fort Collins Personal Injury Attorney

Contact the skilled Larimer County personal injury lawyers with Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. for high-quality legal representation. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.

Source - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-common-mistakes-too-many-170400669.html


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