Mistakes To Avoid After A Car Accident
By The Perazzo Law Firm
Driving a motor vehicle is an, almost unavoidable, necessity whether for work or recreation. Unfortunately, car accidents, which result in serious injuries, are becoming increasingly commonplace. If you have been in a car accident, it is important to be prepared and avoid some of the common mistakes, which may affect any compensation.
If you have been in a car accident, it is important to understand that the insurance companies involved will begin building their defense immediately. One pitfall to avoid is admitting fault. A simple statement offering an apology to another person involved can be used as an admission of fault when you make a claim. If you have been involved in a car accident, avoid using any language that may be construed as an admission of fault.
Another very common mistake is failing to gather information from the time of the accident. It is important to take note of the names of all parties involved including contact information of any witnesses, police officers and first responders. It is also advisable to record the conditions of the road and the weather that may later be used to build your case when seeking compensation.
Another mistake is not seeking medical assistance as soon as possible. Not all car accidents involve serious and obvious injuries that require hospitalization. However, some injuries, especially to the spine, may not become obvious for some time after the car accident. Additionally, any delay in seeking treatment may be used against you during litigation.
It is also important to document the medical treatment for your injuries. Understand that an insurance claim can take some time to be processed. Litigation may take many more months, during which memories will fade and injuries may subside. Keeping a diary where you document injuries and treatment may become evidence proving the extent of the injuries and damages to property. During litigation, your deposition may take place over a year after the car accident took place. Being unable to prove your injuries and damages may reduce any potential compensation.
At The Perazzo Law Firm, we pride ourselves in representing the people of Florida and their families. We will always put our clients’ needs at the forefront of the fight against the corporate industry. Our Miami personal injury lawyers have dedicated their entire careers in fighting for your rights. Whether you seek compensation for injuries, fighting for justice for wrongful arrest or looking for a home, you can rest assured our lawyers will be there for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, we encourage you to call us at 786 LAWS-411 (786-529-7411) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights