The steps that drivers take after a car accident are crucial. Take a misstep along the way, and your insurance company may deny your legitimate claim.
Below, our Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys discuss what not to do after a car accident.
What Not to Do After a Car Accident
Insurance companies’ main objective is protecting their bottom line and, as such, are notorious for denying or attempting to miminize their customers’ accident claims.
Following these steps of what not to do after a car accident will give them no reason to deny your claim:
Don’t apologize to the other driver. Although it may seem natural to apologize to the other driver after an accident, refrain from doing so. Even a simple apology can later be used against you to deny your claim.
Don’t forget to exchange contact information. This is the most crucial step following a car accident. Fail to obtain the other driver’s contact, insurance, and vehicle information, and you may never hear from them again.
Do not post to social media. In this day and age, many people feel the urge to share every event on social media. This is a bad idea in the aftermath of a car accident. Your ability to post to social media may later be used as evidence that you weren’t hurt in the crash.
Don’t forget to seek medical attention. Seek medical attention for all injuries, even those that seem minor. Make sure to obtain a copy of all medical records following your treatment as proof that the crash caused you harm.
Don’t forget to call an attorney. An attorney can advise you of your rights and obligations, and whether you should file a claim. Don’t go it alone, an attorney will assist you with the process, and claims handled by attorneys settle for substantially more money than those that aren’t.
Injured in a Car Accident? We’re Here to Help
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, our team at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is here to help. We’ve protected the rights of countless injured victims across the state, and we’re prepared to fight for you, too.
Contact us today at (844) 383-0565 to schedule a free consultation.