Car accidents can be confusing. You may have been seriously injured, the facts may be fuzzy in your memory, and insurance companies may be calling you already. Don’t let your uncertainty lead to a mistake that will cost you thousands in your personal injury claim.
If you have questions after a car accident, call The Texas Law Giant at Begum Law Group. Our team of experienced attorneys knows that you need to focus on healing while we handle the legal details. Call us today at (866) 523-4167 or use our online contact form.
Here are the top five mistakes you should avoid after a car accident:
1. Don’t Speak With the Insurance Company
The insurance company will likely call you soon after the wreck. Don’t answer their questions or give them a statement without first speaking to an attorney. The insurance company will be trying to get information from you that will relieve them of financial liability. They want to pay you as little as possible. An attorney at Begum Law Group will make sure you don’t say anything that will harm chance to recover compensation.
2. Don’t Post About Your Wreck on Social Media
You will likely want to tell your friends and family about your accident; however, everything you post on social media is available to the insurance company. Even if your posts are not public, the insurance company can request the information through discovery, which will take place if we file a personal injury lawsuit.
3. Don’t Apologize To The Other Driver
It might seem polite to apologize after an accident, but your words may be misunderstood to be an acceptance of fault. You should not admit fault after an accident. Instead, let your attorney investigate the accident and determine who was negligent (who failed to drive responsibly).
4. Don’t Fail To Seek Medical Attention
You should go to the emergency room or see your primary care physician as soon as possible after an accident. A trauma center may be able to treat your serious injuries and get you stabilized. Your regular doctor can provide ongoing treatment and refer you to specialists or physical therapy, if necessary. You should always follow your doctor’s orders and recommendations. Otherwise, the insurance company may not pay you the money you deserve.
5. Don’t Accept The Insurance Company’s First Settlement Offer
The insurance company will want to get rid of your claim as quickly and as cheaply as possible. They will likely make you a low-ball settlement offer early in the personal injury claims process. Do not accept an offer that does not fully compensate you for all of your past and future losses. Your car accident lawyer can determine the value of your case and make sure you aren’t taken advantage of by the insurance company.
The Texas Law Giant Is Here For You After an Accident
You may be unsure of what to do after a wreck. The first thing you should do is get medical treatment, but you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Call Begum Law Group today at (866) 523-4167 and use our online contact form to reach out.