The first mistake you can make after being involved in a car accident that can destroy your injury case

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Apr 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Car accident mistakes

Our firm has been representing people who have been involved in accidents for decades and there is one thing that can greatly complicate any motor vehicle accident case. If you make this mistake then you can greatly complicate your Connecticut motor vehicle accident claim and can make it very, very difficult to maximize the amount of money that you can collect for your injuries and damages. This mistake not only applies to motor vehicle accident cases but could apply to a dog bite injury case or a slip and fall and trip and fall accident. It would even apply to a hit-and-run case or a pedestrian accident case.

What is this first major mistake that you can make?

If you have been injured in any type of an accident case involving a car, truck or motorcycle, bicycle, a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, some type of premises liability case occurring on a public or commercial property then you should contact the police department and have an accident report prepared.

We have been contacted by people who have been injured as a result of the negligence of another in some type of a motor vehicle accident and the other party talks this person into not contacting the police. This greatly complicates any type of injury or accident case because the insurance adjuster will want to take the position that it is a he said, she said case. The insurance adjuster will then try and either state that it was not the insured's fault or that the injured party is somehow responsible for a large percentage of the fault.

If you have been injured, through the fault of another, in any of the above types of accidents then you should immediately contact the police. If you are injured, you should insist upon being taken to the hospital in an ambulance so that your medical condition can be determined and the appropriate type of medical care and treatment can be prescribed. If you fail to follow these instructions and either don't contact the police or fail to get timely medical care and attention than you could greatly complicate your accident or injury case.

PS. If you have been injured, click here to download your free “Crash Course: On Personal Injury Claims” eBook:


You'll learn: what to do first; how a personal injury claim is put together; what insurance adjusters don't want you to know; the do's and don'ts; how to better communicate with your health care providers; how to support your loss of income claim; and what you need to do to help your attorney get you more money for your case. Click here to download your free copy now.

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment


Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur. Donec sed odio dui. Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit amet non magna. Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas.

Let Us Fight for You

Local Presence. Statewide Coverage.

When you choose Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP you will receive the one-on-one attention and individualized support that you deserve. Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys will not treat you as just another case number nor will we hand your case off to a paralegal.

Unlike other law firms, we will personally handle each legal aspect of your case, walking with you every step of the way. We aim to provide the highest quality representation possible. We have extensive experience and training in a variety of aspects of personal injury law. We obtain the knowledge and skill-set necessary to maximize your compensation.

Ridgefield Office
Mon: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Tue: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Wed: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Thu: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Fri: 08:30am - 05:00pm