Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident
Watch this video to learn about the mistakes to avoid after a car accident injury. Contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers today.
What mistakes should I avoid after a car accident?
One of the things I like to talk to my automobile accident clients about is mistakes they can avoid making during their case. One of the biggest mistakes is not getting medical treatment immediately after an accident. If there’s a big delay, then the insurance defense lawyers are going to claim that you’re not seriously injured. The other big problem that happens right away is the insurance carrier calls the client to interview them. Interviewing with an insurance adjuster or an insurance defense lawyer without legal advice is a mistake. You do not want to interview with someone from the other side prior to talking to an attorney. You’re legally obligated to talk to the police officers, deputy sheriff or highway patrolman at the scene, but in most instances those are privileged conversations that are protected, whereas talking to an insurance adjuster or even the person that you were in the accident with is not protected and isn’t recommended.
One of the other areas we get into is people that miss appointments and don’t otherwise follow medical advice. If you’re not hurt badly enough to go to your appointments, then the defense attorney is going to say that you must not have been hurting very badly. That really injures the value of the claim. Those are some of the major mistakes that can really damage a claim irreparably.
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