If you have been injured in a
car accident, you may be wondering how to win your case and obtain the financial compensation
you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost earnings, as well as pain
and suffering. The first thing you should do is hire a
personal injury attorney who can help you get the best results possible. Furthermore,
there are several common mistakes made by car accident victims that you
need to avoid at all costs!
The following are the most common mistakes that may harm a car accident claim:
Not taking photos at the scene of the crash. Photos are considered important pieces of evidence which help the insurance
companies, judge, and jury visualize the conditions of the accident. When
a collision occurs, take pictures of everything, including all vehicles
involved (exterior and interior), all drivers involved, witnesses, the
street, the traffic lights, and signs.
Not calling law enforcement. A police report is an official record of the accident, providing details
of how the crash occurred. It leaves the other party with no chance of
changing the true chain of events.
Not seeking medical attention. Not only is it important to see a doctor to determine the full extent
of your injuries, but your physician’s report and other medical
records are considered sufficient proof of your injuries for your case.
Whether you have suffered minor or debilitating injuries, you need to
seek medical treatment immediately after an accident.
Saying “sorry” after the collision. Saying anything along the lines of “I’m sorry” can
be interpreted as an admission of fault to the other driver’s insurance company.
Failing to get legal help from a lawyer. An attorney can use his or her skills and knowledge to help you obtain
the most favorable outcome possible. Additionally, you should not give
any statement to your insurance company without speaking to a lawyer first.
For more information,
request a free consultation with our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney today.