Did you know that the average person is in 3 to 4 automobile accidents over their lifetime? That’s right! So if you are 35 years old and have not been in an accident, it may be coming! In an accident, you are either at fault or the other driver is at fault or a combination of the two. If you caused or think you caused the accident, here is one piece of advice – never admit guilt. Don’t say you’re sorry, it was my fault or anything to admit guilt. These statements can be used against you in trial.
If the other party caused the auto accident or you’re not sure who is at fault, what should you do or not do? The list below is not inclusive, but is a great start to protecting and maximizing your personal injury claim:
- Call the police. Don’t think twice about it, just do it.
- Take pictures. Almost everyone has a cell phone these days. Use it to take pictures of your car, the other car, the other driver and of your injuries. If you are unable to take pictures because of your injuries, have someone else do it as soon as possible.
- Seek medical treatment immediately. If you have been injured, go to the hospital or your doctor as soon as possible, either by ambulance or someone else. Waiting to see a doctor can and will be detrimental to your claim.
- Do not discuss the accident with the other insurance company. The insurance companies will try to twist your words and make you the at fault party. Don’t discuss the accident with them without…
- Talking to an experienced attorney first. Find and hire an attorney as quickly as possible. Most reputable attorneys work on a contingency basis meaning you do not pay them until they settle the case for you.
- And my personal favorite – Keep social media posts to a minimum. Insurance companies monitor all social media websites. Be careful about what you post!
Again, the above list is not inclusive, but a great start to maximize your injury claim. So, when you are injured in a car wreck because of someone else’s negligence, remember the above list and your claim will be heading the right direction.
Limbocker Law Firm, LLC
2230 Towne Lake Parkway, Building 800, Ste. 140
Woodstock, GA 30189
(Offices also available in Kennesaw, Vinings, Atlanta and Duluth)
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