If you were just involved in an auto accident, your first priority should be making sure you and your loved ones are okay. And while the health and safety of those involved should be your first concern, insurance companies can and often do use victims’ actions in the minutes and hours after their crashes against them.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped auto accident victims get compensation after their crashes for many years, and we know that crashes can be confusing and traumatic. After an accident, you should avoid these common mistakes to help protect your health and your rights to compensation:
- Admitting fault. Never admit fault after a crash, even if you think you were partially responsible. That statement can end up on the police report, which can jeopardize your chances of receiving compensation—even if an independent investigation later reveals you weren’t responsible for the crash.
- Not going to the hospital right away. Auto accident-related injuries can take time to show up. For some victims, injuries and complications don’t become apparent for days or even weeks after crashes. If you wait too long to get medical attention, the insurance company may not believe your injuries were caused by the crash.
After calling 911, another important step you can take is calling an experienced Alabama auto accident lawyer. Having a legal advocate on your side can help you avoid costly mistakes so that you can focus on getting better. Call us today for a free consultation.