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Mistakes to avoid after a car accident

On Behalf of | Apr 2, 2021 | Car Accidents |

Getting into a car accident can be very stressful and traumatic, but there are certain things that you need to do once you get into a car accident. Forgetting to do these things can negatively affect you in the long run. Here is a list of mistakes to avoid after getting into a car crash in Georgia.

Underestimating injuries

There is a chance that you may have gotten injured even if you feel like you are fine. Sometimes, it takes days or even weeks before symptoms occur, and when they do, it could end up being very serious.

It is best to get yourself checked out after a car accident no matter how minor you think the injuries may be. There are many injuries that are easy to heal if identified early but are hard to recover from if neglected for weeks.

Not calling 911

Even if nobody got hurt, it is important to call the police after a car accident. The police can help determine who is at fault and can help direct traffic around the car collision so that other drivers don’t end up in an accident. Calling the police can also support your claim if the police determine that you are not the one at fault in the collision.

Admiting fault

Even if you think you caused the accident, never admit that it was your fault. Admission of fault can get used against you and weaken your claim, especially if you admit that you’re in the wrong before the police determine that you were not at fault.

Handling a claim on your own

Not hiring a personal injury attorney after getting into a car accident is a huge mistake. Trying to handle your claim on your own can result in you getting taken advantage of by the other driver or by the insurance company. Victims in an accident typically get more money from insurance companies if they have an experienced attorney on their side to fight for them.

Doing these things after you get into a car accident can help you physically and financially. An experienced personal injury attorney may also help take some weight off your shoulders and allow you to recover in peace.

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