Besides being seriously injured, a car accident can result in a lot of stress and confusion. Most accident victims are unaware of simple mistakes that can jeopardize their accident injury case. Though the list of potential mistakes is endless, this article discusses four things you should do if you are involved in an auto accident.
If you are involved in an accident
All accidents can result in serious repercussions, no matter how slight the collision. You should follow these four tips if you are involved in a crash:
- Seek medical attention immediately. Never leave an injury to chance. Get medical attention as soon as possible, even if your injuries do not appear serious. Symptoms may show up a few weeks after your accident. A lack of prompt medical care can result in a more difficult time getting compensated for your injuries.
- Do not admit fault. Though you may feel embarrassed or feel bad about your involvement in the accident, you should never admit guilt, especially to anyone at the accident scene or the insurance company. Your statement is likely to be used against you, jeopardizing the success of your injury claim.
- Collect as much evidence as possible. As far as the accident scene goes, you should act as the private investigator. If you are physically able, you should collect as much evidence as possible. Get as much personal information as possible from the other driver(s) and anyone that may have witnessed the crash. Also, use your cell phone to snap as many pictures as possible.
- Speak to an auto accident attorney. It’s tempting to try and build your case on your own. However, you become vulnerable to the insurance companies and the tactics they will engage in to discredit your case. An experienced car accident attorney can help you build a successful case and get you the compensation you deserve.
How We Can Help
The experienced team at Steinberg Injury Lawyers has dealt with countless insurance companies and understands how to ensure that they won’t take advantage of you. Our goal is to make sure your compensation rights are protected and that you get the best medical care possible.
Avoid a Critical Mistake
One simple mistake can destroy your injury case. That is why you should order your free copy of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case.
Don’t delay! If you or someone you know has been hurt in a car accident, call one of our experienced Santa Monica car accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385. Let us evaluate your case for free.