What NOT to do if you’ve been
injured in a motor vehicle accident
The shock of being in an accident can leave you upset and confused, and you may act in ways that won’t help you in the long run.
It’s important to know what actions to avoid so we can effectively maximize your claim with the fewest complications.
All of the following actions could severely limit the compensation your insurance company provides:
1. Voluntarily assuming liability for the accident
2. Agreeing to pay for any damages to either vehicle
3. Accepting any money from the other driver at the accident scene
4. Advising the other driver that you are ok
5. Telling the other driver that you won’t pursue an injury claim
6. Agreeing to be interviewed by the insurance adjuster from the other driver’s insurance company
Basically, don’t agree to anything to anyone - either in person, over the phone or in writing.
Making a hasty decision to settle can lead to a lifetime of regret
The long-term effects of an accident could be life changing and we caution you from seeking a quick resolution.
Though you may be tempted to accept a settlement, or motivated for the whole experience to be over with, we highly recommend you seek the professional advice of a knowledgeable injury lawyer who can reliably determine if your compensation offer is fair, even if you don’t think you have a case or you don’t think your injuries are serious.
us a call and we’ll help guide you through the process.