When it comes to auto accidents, the wrong actions may jeopardize your chance at obtaining maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. In the wake of an accident, however, it can be difficult to know what exactly needs to be done. While car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents all come with unique circumstances, here are some things that are best avoided in order to ensure you get the compensation you deserve:
Not Calling The Police
Police officers take note of many important details that could be vital to your insurance claim or, if it comes to it, a lawsuit. They are also there for your protection and to make sure you and the other passengers are safe.
Not Seeking Medical Attention ASAP
If untreated, even minor injuries from motor vehicle accidents can have long-term effects that you may not notice until it is too late. What’s more, the sooner you receive a medical exam for your injuries, the sooner you know the full extent of your damages.
Not Taking Note Of Evidence
Taking photographs and writing down details as you remember them can save you in the long run. It may improve your chances at financial recovery from insurance companies and it will help your attorney and the courts if the claim goes to court.
Settling Too Low
When you settle for an insurance settlement instead of seeking counsel and representation to determine exactly how much your case is worth, you potentially miss out. You should be compensated for all medical costs related to the car accident injury, including potential future medical costs, and much more.
Not Talking To An Attorney
A consultation with a lawyer can make thousands of dollars of difference in the amount of compensation you receive. Personal injury attorneys typically offer free consultations for car accident victims. Not only do you have nothing to lose, but you potentially have a lot to gain.