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What NOT To Do After a Car Accident

Car AccidentAmerica is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic. The country has approximately 264 million vehicles registered and 218 million drivers holding a valid drivers license. The level of traffic is one of the reasons leading to more traffic accidents. In 2015, there were some 6.3 million fatal, injury and property damage motor vehicle crashes.

With these statistics it is nearly impossible to avoid getting into a collision at one point in your life. As such, it is important that you are prepared with the steps you should and should not take after an accident. What you do and do not do after an accident can significantly impact the outcome of your accident claim.

Below are some important steps you should avoid taking after a car crash. Avoiding these mistakes can help you recover the full extent of the money damages you are entitled to.

  1. Never Leave the scene of the accident. Regardless of who caused the motor vehicle collision or the severity of the resulting damages, you must stop after the accident. After stopping, you should check to see if the other parties need help. You should also exchange insurance information.
  2. Never Admit Fault. It may be natural to want to apologize to the other parties involved in the accident. But this is never a good idea. Even an apology that is not meant to admit fault can jeopardize your personal injury claim. The other party’s insurance company may use it as an admission of fault on your part.
  3. Never Provide a Recorded Statement. Some insurance company adjusters mislead car accident victims into believing they are going to help them. Insurance adjusters have one goal, to minimize the payout on a claim. Adjusters meet this goal by forcing or tricking accident victims in proving fault or providing information that may hurt their claim during a recorded statement.
  4. Never Ignore Your Attorney’s Advice. Your Orange County car crash attorney has an interest in protecting your legal rights. If you do not follow your attorney’s advice, it can jeopardize the outcome of your personal injury claim.
  5. Do Not Lie. You should never lie to you to your attorney or to your doctor. You attorney needs to know the entire truth in order to properly represent you and help you get the full compensation that you deserve.

Consult with an Orange County Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by the negligent or reckless act of a third party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Orange County car accident attorney, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.