In the event of a car accident, there are several common mistakes that may affect who is liable and impact the outcome of your car accident claims. Our team at Ross Moore Law understands the law behind determining liability and how insurance companies work.
Here are 6 common mistakes to avoid in car accident claims:
Admitting fault or Apologizing: In stressful situations, it’s common to apologize or accept blame in order to ease tension, even if you’re not at fault. However, this can unintentionally suggest liability. If you believe you are at fault, it’s still best to refrain from any admissions. There may be additional factors you are not aware of that could result in the other party being deemed liable.
Neglecting to Gather Evidence: After a car accident, the rush of emotions can make it challenging to gather essential evidence. However, these details are crucial to protect your interests and validate the extent of your injuries. Be sure to always collect evidence such as vehicle photos, witness contacts, and relevant documentation.
Not Seeking Medical Attention: One serious mistake is not seeking immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t feel any symptoms, a thorough medical assessment is vital for your well-being. Minor accidents can lead to hidden injuries that manifest over time; even years later.
Not Hiring an Experienced Attorney: A specialized personal injury attorney will guide you through legal intricacies, gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and safeguard your rights. Their expertise significantly enhances your chances of a favorable outcome.
Handle Insurance Communication Alone: Promptly reporting your accident to your insurance company is required for an insurance claim. Before doing so, seek advice from an experienced car accident attorney. It’s important to understand that insurance companies might scrutinize your statements to find reasons to limit coverage for the expenses you’ve incurred. At Ross Moore Law, our attorneys are here to assist you in navigating the potential pitfalls set by insurance companies and to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Taking The Initial Settlement Offer: Early settlement offers from insurance companies can be tempting. However, accepting one could lead to inadequate coverage for your property damages and medical bills. Ross Moore Law’s legal team is adept at assessing fair offers and negotiating on your behalf.
Understanding these mistakes is vital to receive the appropriate compensation and protection after an accident. If you or someone you know were involved in a car accident, contact Ross Moore Law for a FREE consultation. Our team is eager to put our proven experience to work for you. Call us today or book a free consultation online!
The Attorneys at Ross Moore Law handle a wide range of individual injury cases, including:
- Wrongful Death
- Catastrophic Injury
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Bus Accident
- Rideshare Accident
- Bicycle Accident
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