The aftermath of an auto accident can leave victims confused and hurt, which may lead them to make mistakes that affect their ability to receive compensation for their injuries.
If you find yourself injured in a vehicle collision, avoid these common mistakes that could harm your case.
After a car crash, you might try to apologize or take some blame to make everyone feel at ease or before you have a better idea of who is at fault. However, you should never take full or partial responsibility for an accident. Admissions of guilt could prevent you from receiving compensation for your injuries.
Avoiding a visit to the doctor
Many people avoid seeing a doctor after an accident because they fear they can not afford it or they underestimate the extent of their injuries. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, you should still seek medical treatment. You may have internal bleeding or other hidden wounds.
Additionally, your medical records may be essential if you pursue a personal injury case.
Posting on social media
The insurance company or opposing legal counsel could use the content you post on social media against you. Even private accounts may make you vulnerable. You should never post about your accident or injuries online.
In addition to avoiding these common mistakes, you should also make sure to call the police, thoroughly document your accident and collect witness statements. Police statements and other evidence may be the difference in winning or losing your case.