What are five common mistakes to avoid after a car accident?
Hi, I'm Connecticut personal injury lawyer Richard Hastings. As a car accident lawyer, I've seen many cases where clients made mistakes after their accident that either cost them tens of thousands of dollars or completely destroy their case altogether. In this video, I'm going to share with you the 5 most common mistakes to avoid after a car accident.
Mistake #1: Not Calling the Police - Even if the accident seems minor, it's important to report it to the police. Do not admit fault but instead say why the other party is to blame. A police report can provide crucial evidence for your case.
Mistake #2: Not Gathering Evidence - Take many photos of the scene, the vehicles and all other relevant information such as the roadway and topography, get contact information from witnesses, and keep track of all information related to your accident and injuries.
Mistake #3: Not Seeking Medical Attention - Some injuries may not be immediately apparent but can still be serious. It's important to seek medical attention after a car accident. If you are not feeling well, it is best to get transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital from the accident site.
Mistake #4: Speaking With The Insurance Adjuster of the At Fault Party - The insurance adjuster will contact you soon after the accident in the hope of speaking with you so they can get you to either admit that you were partially to blame for the accident or that your injuries are not as serious as you might otherwise allege.
Mistake #5: Not contacting an experienced CT car accident lawyer. You need to speak with an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer at the earliest possible moment, so you do not do something to either jeopardize your case, or completely destroyed it all together.
By avoiding these 5 common mistakes, you can protect your rights and greatly increase your chances of receiving more money for your car accident case. If you've been in an accident, don't hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation.