People often spend time thinking about what they need to do after a car accident, but they never really consider the things they shouldn’t do. It is important to avoid mistakes that can make your situation worse.
In order to help, let’s take a look at a few of the things that you want to avoid.
1. Do not admit fault
Even if you believe you are at fault, do not put that on record. Believe it or not, you may be wrong and it may turn out that you actually weren’t at fault. You never want to admit this prior to the investigation.
2. Don’t discuss injuries with the insurance company
When adrenaline is flowing after an accident, you may not appreciate the extent of your injuries. For example, people will often times say that their shoulder is hurt from the seatbelt, and it isn’t until the next day when the back and neck start to hurt. You don’t want the insurance company to think that the shoulder is the only part of the body at issue. You want to wait until you can fully appreciate what your injuries are.
3. Don’t interfere with the police
You never want to interfere with the officers’ investigation once they arrive on the scene. It’s fine to tell them your side of the story, but you also need to know when to step back and let them do their job.
4. Don’t leave the scene
There are some situations in which you may want to move your car out of the traffic lane, but you never want to leave the crash scene. In most cases, this is illegal and it’s just going to make your scenario far worse than it would be otherwise.
These tips can help, but make sure you also take the time to carefully consider your legal options. If you’ve been injured in a crash, it may help to work with an experienced legal team that has represented these types of cases before.