Avoid These Common Post-Auto Accident Mistakes

by Staff Blogger | May 14th, 2018

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California car accident attorneys are always ready to begin building injury claims on behalf of victims like you. And while we strive to take over every aspect of claims so that our clients can focus on their recoveries and spending time with their families, we also know that the things victims do in the minutes, hours, and days after their crashes can affect their chances of getting compensation. Avoiding a few common mistakes after your crash can make a big difference in the strength of your claim. Those mistakes include:
  • Admitting fault for the crash—Whether you’re speaking to a police officer at the accident scene, the other driver, an insurance adjuster, or even posting on social media, admitting fault for your crash at any time can jeopardize your ability to pursue compensation. Even if evidence later proves you weren’t at fault, you still may be unable to get the money you deserve.
  • Waiting too long to see a doctor—Ideally, you should see a doctor or go to the hospital right away after an auto accident. In addition to receiving medical attention to treat your injuries and rule out serious complications, your visit will also create a medical record that can serve as valuable evidence for your claim.
You should also never exaggerate or downplay your injuries or wait too long to contact an experienced law firm, as the statute of limitations for filing a claim may run out. Get the help you deserve today. Call our office for a free consultation to find out how we can help.