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Actions to avoid after being involved in a car crash

On Behalf of | Mar 31, 2021 | Personal Injury |

You may be entitled to a financial award if you’re involved in an accident caused by a negligent driver while traveling on a Louisiana roadway. However, there are certain actions that may undermine your ability to obtain one in a timely manner. Let’s take a closer look at what you shouldn’t do after being involved in a wreck.

Don’t apologize

It’s critical that you don’t apologize after an accident because an apology might be interpreted as an admission of guilt. Even if you feel as if you may have contributed to the accident, there is little to be gained by implying that you played a role in allowing it to happen.

It’s important to note that your insurance company will perform a thorough investigation of the events that led to the crash. Furthermore, the police will also likely conduct an investigation into what caused the wreck to occur. Therefore, the facts of the case will come to light regardless of what you think caused the collision.

Don’t talk to the other driver’s insurance company

You are only required to make a statement to your own insurance company following an accident. If the other driver’s insurance provider wants more information, you can feel free to send a copy of the statement that you submitted to your own provider. It may be in your best interest to consult with a motor vehicle accident attorney before saying anything that might be used against you at some point.

Don’t forget to seek medical treatment

Obtaining timely medical care may allow your doctor to treat a brain bleed, internal injuries or other serious problems while they are still relatively easy to fix. Furthermore, obtaining timely treatment may make it easier to establish that the defendant’s negligent actions were the proximate cause of your injuries.

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