Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Car Accident Claim


What mistakes should I avoid after a car accident?


I have a client; she?s an older lady, salt-of-the-earth. Every time she calls, I get a nice little smile on my face. Recently, she was in a situation where she came to us after some time had passed between the crash happening and her getting in contact with us. As a result, she had already made a few mistakes that we needed to overcome. For one, she did not take photos at the crash scene? a big must. Fortunately, we were able to get photos. She also did not go see a doctor right away because she?s older; she figured it would just go away. Obviously, women have a higher threshold for pain than a lot of men do, so she was hoping it would just go away. What people don?t realize is you might not feel pain at the actual crash scene when you have adrenaline flowing, but later that night or the next day, when that adrenaline is gone, the pain can set in. When you make mistakes like these, insurance companies love to use them to delay your claims.

They might say that, since you didn?t to the hospital, for example, you can?t be injured. Making a mistake on your case is not the end of the world. That?s what we?re here for. Make sure you take photos. Go get your injuries documented, as well. You also want to make sure that you go see the doctor, so you can start feeling better. Call an attorney who knows what they?re doing and does personal injury law on a daily basis, not somebody who handles closing real estate property deals and things like that. You want to make sure that the attorney you?re hiring actually lives and breathes personal injury claims.