Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

In this video, our experienced Austin injury lawyer explains what mistakes to avoid after a car accident. Call our office for a free consultation.

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Question:

What mistakes should I avoid after a car accident?

Answer:

The first most common mistake people make is delaying in seeking medical treatment. You need to go seek medical treatment to make sure that you can recover. Next, people don’t follow what the doctor orders. Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident If you don’t do what the doctor says, you might not fully recover. Moreover, the insurance company isn’t going to think that your claim is very serious if you won’t listen to the doctor and they will assume that you must not be in that much pain. They don’t realize that you have a family to take care of or other responsibilities. People will also give recorded statements to the insurance company. Don’t ever do that. Insurance companies and adjusters are there to limit their exposure. They are not there to fairly compensate people who make claims.

Next, people make the mistake of delaying in hiring an attorney. It’s important to hire an attorney as soon as possible so they can investigate your claim. Witnesses will forget or move, and the attorney is there to help with protecting evidence. People also often hire the wrong attorney. You need to hire an attorney who has a large part of their practice devoted to personal injury law. Personal injury law is very different than other practices of the law. If you don’t hire someone that focuses in personal injury, they might miss something, and that can mean that you won’t be fairly compensated.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about what mistakes to avoid after a car accident?
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Out of Town Legal Resources

We had a call the other day from someone looking for a car accident attorney in New York. We don’t practice in New York, but we are constantly looking for attorneys and quality online resources that can help people across the USA.  There is a personal injury firm in New York City that did a great job with their online car accident resources. If you are injured in a car accident in New York check out their New York Car Accident Guide.