5 Common Mistakes After A Car Accident

In this video, we will discuss the top 5 common mistakes drivers make after a car accident

    1. Don’t leave the scene of the accident. Doing so is considered a hit and run, no matter how small the damages may appear. Always pull over to a safe area and exchange insurance information.
    2. Don’t admit to any fault. It is ok to be concerned about the other driver’s well being and safety, but never admit to any wrongdoing.
    3. Don’t settle at the scene of the accident. Even if the vehicle has not visible signs of damage or you feel “okay”, settling at the scene is never a good idea. The vehicle may have sustained frame damage which is not readily visible to the naked eye. Or, you may start to experience pain days, weeks, or months down the line.
    4. Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance company. After an accident, the other side’s insurance company will contact you asking some seemingly simple and innocent questions about the accident and your injuries. Never give a recorded statement until you have had a chance to speak with an attorney.
    5. Don’t delay medical treatment for your injuries. Some accident victims wait until they have had a chance to speak with an attorney seek medical treatments. This is never a good idea because it can lead to some devastating results. If you or a passenger in your car are injured as a result of an accident, seem immediate medical attention.
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