Avoid These Mistakes After A Car Accident

Friday, January 19, 2018

No one is exempt from making mistakes, especially when it comes to driving. But most of these mistakes come from not knowing what to do. The best approach to dealing with these situations is avoiding them in the first place. But let’s take a look at some tips that will help you succeed after being involved in a car accident.

Don’t stay in denial

Sometimes people involved in a vehicle accident make a terrible mistake and fail to report their injuries, even when they are apparent. Staying in denial won’t help. While denial may help you cope for a while, it can also interfere with treatment and recovery. Also, you will have heated disputes with your insurance and you won’t obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive if you can’t prove your injuries.

Treatment and follow up

Some victims of car accidents fail to follow their doctor’s recommendations and their injuries get worse over time. If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important you see your doctor and keep him updated. Failing to report any changes may cause your health to deteriorate, which means your insurance company may contend that the reason why you are getting worse is because you have failed to follow up with medical attention.

Failing to report the accident

This tends to happen in a  hit and run accident . All accidents should be reported within seven days of the incident. While some insurance policies allow for more time, in most cases the company may deny your claim.

Not taking photos of the accident scene

It is common for arguments to arise at the scene of the accident regarding who is at fault. In order to avoid this scenario, it is best you take good photos of the accident and gather the necessary information with the help of an experienced Oxnard car accident attorney. Documenting damages and injuries sustained in the accident is essential to successfully file a personal injury claim. If you are badly injured and you can’t take photos, ask someone to take them for you.

Be careful what you say to the insurance adjuster

It is safer to discuss the accident with your attorney only. The insurance adjuster will call you several times and try to get information from you. Don’t discuss any details with the insurance adjuster. Any information they may need should be provided by your Oxnard car accident attorney.

Sharing on social media

Avoid sharing too many details about the accident on social media. It is best not to post anything until your personal injury case is settled. Talk to your attorney as soon as possible. It is your attorney’s job to make sure you receive fair compensation. For more information about your personal injury claim , call us today and schedule a free case assessment.

The Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman has a focus on personal injury cases in other parts of California.

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