What Not To Do After A Car Accident
These Common Mistakes Should Be Avoided After Any Accident
- Don’t talk to another driver’s insurance company before us, and don’t ever give a recorded statement before speaking with an experienced lawyer.
- Why? The other insurance company is hoping to find evidence to allow it to pin some of the blame for the accident on you. It will find it in the most unlikely of places if you are not careful.
- Don’t try to handle the accident scene without the police being present. Always call the police after an accident that may involve injuries. It should be your first call.
- Why? You never know how serious injuries are, and if the scene is not documented in a police report, it’s almost as if it never happened. Not calling the police makes it harder for us to pursue the financial compensation you deserve.
- Don’t refuse medical treatment. Your first priority is to get better.
- Why? Regardless of your insurance coverage, you should always get proper medical care, including accepting an ambulance ride. Your No-Fault insurance coverage will cover all medical costs up to your policy limit.
- Don’t fail to report the accident to your insurance company.
- Why? If your insurance company is not made aware of the accident, you may be refused coverage legitimately.
- Don’t fail to file a No-Fault insurance claim.
- Why? If you don’t file for No-Fault insurance coverage within 30 days of your accident, you will lose the opportunity to get your medical expenses and lost wages covered until we can secure a legal verdict or settlement in your case, which could take several months.
- Don’t try to handle your claim on your own after a serious accident.
- Why? Trying to navigate the complexities of insurance law and the judicial system while also working to recover financially, physically and mentally after a serious accident shouldn’t even be undertaken by a top legal mind. Our attorneys will take the legal burdens off your shoulders, handle all communications with insurance companies and work hard to maximize the value of your recovery.
- Don’t post anything on social media.
- Why? Anything online can be used as evidence in your case. Pictures, text, chat sessions with friends could all be used to call the severity of your injuries and the fault in your accident into question.
Speak with our experienced lawyers in Rochester, New York before taking any further action with your claim. We are available at 585-678-4500 and by email, and we know how to maximize the value of your claim with personalized legal counsel and representation. Call us now to schedule a free consultation.