- Trusting the Other Driver – After an accident, the other driver is not your friend. The other driver may even suggest handling the matter ‘under the table” and just working it out between the two of you. Don’t fall for this type of trap – always call the police after an accident. It’s the best way to protect your legal rights.
- Failing to Seek Medical Care – You should always seek medical attention after an accident. A doctor can evaluate your injuries, prescribe treatment, and create an official medical record that describes your injuries and connects them to your accident. This record can be critical when it comes to establishing your damages to the insurance company or a jury.
- Be Careful with What You Say to Insurance Companies – Insurance companies are not on your side. Don’t make a statement until you’ve spoken with a car accident lawyer about what happened. If you are being pressured by an insurance company, tell them you are in the process of retaining an attorney.