Some of the mistakes car accident victims make can endanger them down the road. Don’t cause problems with your situation by making these same errors.

Will You Make One of These Common Car Accident Mistakes?

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After an accident, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed, scatter-brained, and unsure of what to do. Unfortunately, this is the time when you need to be focused and perform some key actions. If you don’t, you could be setting yourself up for disaster and disappointment down the road.

The Top Mistakes Accident Victims Make

Although making mistakes after car accidents is common, they can be extremely detrimental, particularly if you plan to seek compensation. Here, we discuss some of the most common errors accident victims make:

  • Not calling the police. Accident victims are often hesitant to call the police after their collisions because they aren’t sure if doing so is actually necessary. Calling the police is important, as it documents the accident and the police may be able to get information from the other person involved in the crash that you can’t.
  • Not obtaining contact information. You may think you aren’t injured or that your vehicle doesn’t need repairs, so you neglect to get the other person’s contact information. Failing to gather this information could prevent you from getting help with medical bills and vehicle repairs should they occur in the future.
  • Not getting medical treatment. Whether you feel injured or not, you should always seek medical attention after involvement in an accident. A doctor is one of the only people you should discuss your accident with, and seeing her will begin documentation should you need to take your case to court. Some injuries don’t present themselves until days after the accident, and if you refuse treatment until it is too late, you may not get the compensation you could be entitled to.
  • Not taking pictures or talking to witnesses. Photographs of vehicle placement and damages are vital to proving you were innocent. Additionally, witnesses can supply key information about who was at fault and, without the help of both, you could suffer.

The Biggest Mistake of All

Perhaps the most damaging mistake is not seeking the help of a legal professional. Attempting to work with the insurance company alone will likely result in you not getting the compensation you deserve. The Andrew Kim Law Firm will fight for your rights and attempt to get you all that you are entitled to.

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