5 Things NOT To Do After a Car Accident

Posted by Erik Hoyle | Aug 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

  1. Admitting Fault:

    • Avoid admitting fault or making statements that could be construed as an admission of guilt. Liability in a car accident can be complex, and admitting fault at the scene may impact your ability to seek compensation later.
  2. Neglecting to Call the Police:

    • Do not neglect to report the accident to the police. A police report can serve as crucial evidence in legal proceedings and insurance claims. It provides an official account of the incident, helping to establish facts and allocate responsibility.
  3. Failing to Gather Evidence:

    • Don't forget to collect evidence at the scene. Take photographs of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and any relevant road conditions. Obtain contact information from witnesses. This evidence can be valuable in supporting your version of events if there are disputes later.
  4. Delaying Medical Attention:

    • Avoid delaying seeking medical attention, as prompt medical care is not only essential for your health but also for legal purposes. Medical records can serve as evidence of injuries sustained in the accident, which is crucial for any personal injury claims.
  5. Settling Without Legal Advice:

    • Refrain from settling with insurance companies without consulting legal advice. Insurance companies may offer settlements that are less than what you are entitled to. Before accepting any settlement, it's advisable to consult with an attorney who can assess the full extent of your damages and negotiate on your behalf.

About the Author

Erik Hoyle

Erik grew up in a small town in upstate New York. He enlisted in the Army at age 17 and has spent most of his adult life serving in the military. Erik deployed twice to Iraq, earning a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal with Valor device for his actions in combat. Erik later c...

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