If you have been injured in an accident of any kind, the confusing circumstances of the crash, the unknown extent of your injuries and the ongoing medical care you require can completely overwhelm you and your family.
The reality is, if you are pursuing the negligent driver or party that caused your personal injuries for financial recovery, your actions after the crash can impact the success of your case.
At Binder Law Group, PLC, our Encino personal injury lawyers will provide the legal guidance you need to get the care you deserve after you have been hurt in a collision with a negligent driver. More importantly, we will advise you of actions that you should avoid, ensuring you are not inadvertently damaging your case while you heal.
What Mistakes Should I Avoid After a Personal Injury?
In the State of California, proving a personal injury case takes strong evidence and a commitment to producing successful results.
At Binder Law Group, PLC, our experienced Encino personal injury lawyers also know that a successful case often stems from avoiding potentially case-damaging behavior after the collision occurs.
Those mistakes can include:
- Mistake One: Admitting Fault or Apologizing for the Collision
The negligent driver’s insurance company is going to call you directly after the accident occurs to attempt to catch you off guard.
Never apologize for the accident or admit that you were somehow at fault.
Insurance companies pride themselves on asking — and recording — difficult questions in hopes that injury victims will say something to incriminate themselves.
To ensure you remain on the safe side of this call, refuse to speak with the insurance company until you have retained an attorney.
- Mistake Two: Avoiding Medical Care
To build an effective personal injury case, we must be able to prove that you suffered actual injuries. If you avoid getting medical care, there is no official record that you have suffered any damages because of another’s negligent behavior.
Be sure to seek medical care immediately after the collision occurs and to follow all the instructions prescribed by your team of physicians.
- Mistake Three: Sharing Details About Your Case
Do not talk to anyone publicly about your personal injury case.
That includes posting pictures of your injuries or ongoing care on social media or divulging details about your injuries to anyone other than your doctors or your attorney.
Insurance companies have very tricky approaches to avoid paying personal injury claims, which can include investigating your day-to-day activities hoping you share details they can take out of context and use against you.
- Mistake Four: Taking On the Insurance Company Without an Attorney
If you are trying to take on the insurance company without an experienced attorney, chances are they will immediately deny your claim — even when you have a case. Insurance company representatives know that most people do not have the experience to counter their resources, which is why they begin with denial or by offering a lower settlement than you deserve.
If you have been hurt in an accident, contact our Encino personal injury lawyers today by calling (818) 659-8588., so we can answer your complete questions, explain your rights, and clarify your options to pursue the financial recovery you deserve.