Many people are often confused after being involved in a car crash. Most people are disoriented and scattered after the shock of an accident and cannot focus on the countless tasks they must take care of following a car accident.
This is why, after seeking medical attention, it is incredibly important to find an appropriate legal professional to help you sort out what you should do next.
The right attorney will have experience in the area of your case and help you figure out the best actions to take. They will also tell you what you absolutely must NOT do. Here are a few of the most common mistakes that people make after car crashes:
1. Leaving the Scene
Whatever you do, you must not leave the scene of a car crash before you have sought medical help, spoken to the police, and gathered all of the information surrounding the accident, including the other driver, that you can.
If you leave the scene of a car crash immediately, you may be failing to document and record key pieces of evidence.
2. Posting About the Car Crash on Social Media
When it comes to litigation, information is power. Everything that you say, from the minute you’re involved in an accident, can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Not only does this mean that you shouldn’t provide an insurance company with a statement unless it is legally required, it means that you should refrain from publicizing information about the car crash anywhere — especially on social media.
While it may be tempting to let your friends and family know that you’re safe as expeditiously as possible after a car crash, you must refrain from sending out a statement to the masses on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Your loved ones will hear from you soon enough, refraining from posting on social media about your accident will ensure that your case stays as strong as possible.
3. Accepting an Initial Settlement Offer from an Insurance Company
If you were involved in a car accident through no fault of your own, you might be entitled to monetary compensation. Insurance companies know this, and if they believe that you may file a lawsuit and sue for damages, they may offer you a fast but low settlement to dissuade you from pursuing legal representation.
You should absolutely not accept any settlement from any insurance company until you have consulted an attorney at Saeedian Law Group.
4. Failing to Hire Professional Legal Aid
If you have been in a car accident and are not a lawyer who specializes in car accidents or personal injury cases, rest assured that you will need our help.
A personal injury attorney can help you understand the nitty-gritty of litigation, negotiate for you, and help you obtain the best possible settlement.
Seeking Legal Help for a Car Crash in California
If you have been involved in a car crash in California, you are a victim, and you may be entitled to compensation. After you have been involved in a car crash, the first thing you should do (after seeking medical attention) is contact a reputable personal injury lawyer.
Saeedian Law Group is a dedicated team of personal injury attorneys who serve clients throughout Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. If you have been involved in a car crash in one of these areas, contact us as soon as possible.
We will guide you through your legal journey with skill and expertise and help you achieve the best possible outcome.