Ask Away Blog: 4 Mistakes People Make After A Car Accident

4 Mistakes People Make After A Car Accident

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Even the most cautious drivers are at risk of ending up in an accident at some point in their lives. You can be as careful as you like on the road but you never know who else is out there and you can’t predict what they’re going to do. If you do find yourself in a car accident, it’s essential that you react in the right way and take the proper steps in the immediate aftermath, otherwise, the situation will end up being a lot worse than it needs to be. These are the most common mistakes that people make after an accident and how you can avoid them.




Not Calling The Police

You need to call the police as soon as you get into an accident, regardless of how small the accident. People often think that they don’t need to get the police involved if it’s just a little scratch but that’s not the case. If you
hit somebody and drive off, you’re breaking the law and you’re going to get found out. The police also need to be there to take statements and make judgment about who was to blame for the crash. If there is a dispute about who’s insurance company should be covering the costs, you’ll need those police reports.

Not Taking Enough Photos

If you’re in an accident because of somebody else's bad driving, you’ll want to make a claim. In order to do that, you’re going to need evidence of the damage as well as any injuries that you might have sustained during the crash. If you don’t have any proof, it’s just your word against theirs. What you need to do is take plenty of photos of the car and your own injuries and take them to an
auto accident attorney to look at. They’ll be able to tell you whether you’ve got a case or not and help you set the wheels in motion.

Not Seeing A Doctor

Taking photographs of your injuries is important but you need a professional to vouch for you. It’s not just about the initial injuries, it’s about how your ability to get on with your everyday life has been affected by the accident. You might need treatment for your injuries as well which is why it’s essential that you go to see a doctor right away, even if you don’t feel like you need to. They’ll also be able to give you an official report of your injuries which you might need later on when you’re making a claim.

Going Straight To The Insurance Company

You need to report the accident to your insurance company soon after the crash but don’t go straight to them before seeking legal advice. They’ll be looking for ways to avoid paying you so when you try to make your claim, you need to make sure that you’ve got all of the right information etc. By speaking to a legal professional first, you can ensure that you’re doing everything right.

If you’re making these mistakes in the aftermath of a car accident, the whole experience will be a lot more difficult for you.











1 comment:

  1. The not calling the police is a big one that people do.

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