If you have seen our free downloadable eBook, you know the various things you can do to protect your rights following a car accident. While these are important to recognize and understand, it’s equally critical to ensure you know things that can harm your potential to file a claim as well.
These are actions that can actually be used against you should the defendant’s insurance company and legal team learn about them. After the accident, you should remember these potentially harmful actions and stay away from them at all costs.
Saying that You’re “Sorry” for the Accident
There are many situations where you may feel sympathy for a situation and you may want to apologize, even if it wasn’t your fault. The problem with this in a car accident is that saying sorry can seem like an admission of guilt in the eyes of the defendant’s insurance company. As such, they’ll try to use this statement against you and make you liable for the accident.
Delaying Your Medical Treatment
If you suffer any kind of injury as a result of the accident, you should work quickly to get medical treatment. Not only is it imperative to your own health, it can help you build a case with medical records that can be used to prove one of the crucial factors of liability. Also, the longer you wait, the insurance company may try to spin this as you not really suffering an injury or claiming that you were injured in a different incident.
Sharing Too Much On Social Media
When you’re dealing with a physical injury, you can in fact share too much on social media, even if you think your profile and the information you share is private. If you’re injured, there are certain activities that you shouldn’t be doing. However, if your social media shows that you’re doing something that contradicts your injury claims, the insurance company can use this to dispute your claim.
At Strong-Garner-Bauer, we’re here to protect your rights and help you fully understand what you should and shouldn’t do after a car accident. It’s imperative to recognize the things that can help or hurt your case moving forward.
With our Springfield car accident attorneys on your side, you can feel confident every step of the way. Let us guide you to the most favorable outcome possible to help you cover all damages associated with the injuries you have sustained.