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Avoid These Mistakes After a Car Accident: A Guide

Brubaker Injury Law

February 28, 2024

Car accidents can be a traumatic experience, and it’s easy to make mistakes in the aftermath due to stress and confusion. However, these mistakes can have serious consequences, especially when it comes to legal and insurance matters. Here are some common mistakes to avoid after a car accident.

Not Calling the Police

Even if the accident seems minor, it’s important to call the police. They will document the accident and create an official report, which can be crucial for insurance claims and potential legal issues.

Neglecting Medical Attention

Don’t ignore your injuries, no matter how minor they seem. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent and can worsen over time. Seek medical attention immediately after the accident.

Admitting Fault

Never admit fault at the scene of the accident. Even if you think you were responsible, there may be factors you’re unaware of that contributed to the accident. Let the insurance companies and law enforcement determine who was at fault.

Not Documenting the Accident

Take photos of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and any visible injuries. Also, write down the details of the accident as soon as possible while your memory is fresh.

Handling the Situation Alone

Navigating the aftermath of a car accident can be complex. Consider hiring a lawyer who specializes in car accidents to guide you through the process and ensure your rights are protected.

Remember, every car accident is unique, and this list is not exhaustive. Always consult with a professional to understand the best course of action for your specific situation.

At Brubaker Injury Law, we’re here to help you navigate the complexities of your personal injury case. If you’ve been in an accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here for you.

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