Injuries following preventable car accidents are unfortunately prevalent. If you are injured in a car accident that is not your fault, you should reach out to a qualified car accident lawyer. Filing a car accident claim can be stressful and overwhelming. There are some common mistakes many victims make when filing their claims. Here are some mistakes to avoid when filing a car accident claim.
Leaving the Scene of the Accident
It is crucial to remain on the scene of an accident and wait for law enforcement to arrive and file a police report. You should note all the important details of the accident. This can include the time of day, the injuries you sustained, the names of those involved, and any witnesses at the scene. Leaving the scene without reporting the accident risks losing valuable evidence and may jeopardize your rights to compensation in a car accident claim.
Admitting Fault or Apologizing
Car accidents are stressful, and sometimes emotions run high. But, you should avoid admitting fault because it can be used against you later. While it might seem polite at the time, never apologize, or admit fault to the other driver or the responding police. Even if you believe that you are at fault, it is best not to say anything. Instead, let a car accident lawyer do the talking for you. It is essential to be honest without accepting blame for the accident. In fact, it is more beneficial to leave negotiations to your legal representation.
Not Going to the Doctor
The most important thing you should do after a car accident is to seek medical treatment immediately. Even if your injuries are minor, it is still beneficial to get checked out by a
doctor. Some injuries take days to weeks to appear, and waiting too long to go to the doctor can worsen your injuries. Also, failing to get treatment after an accident can raise doubts about the seriousness of your injuries. Be sure to document all doctor’s appointments and keep track of your medical records.
Not Hiring a Lawyer
One of the most detrimental errors you can make after being injured in an accident is believing you don’t need a lawyer. You never know what the other party will do, so it is essential to have a lawyer to represent you and your best interests. A lawyer will handle all communications and negotiations so you can focus on your health and well-being. An experienced car accident lawyer gathers the evidence to best support your case and gets you the compensation you deserve.
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The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.