Don’ts After a Major Accident

Since these are circumstances in which the services of an auto accident lawyer are crucial, its recommended that you don’t do any of the following things:

A. If the auto accident is a serious one and you believe you may have to hear some share of responsibility for causing it, don’t make any statement whatever to the police, other motorists, bystanders or anyone else, until you have consulted with an auto accident lawyer. The emotional upset resulting form the mishap may induce you to say things that are self incriminating, distorted or actually not in accord with the facts, and whatever you may say may be taken down and used in evidence against you.

B. If you are the victim of an auto accident, don’t accept any money front he person causing it in payment for injury or property damage, until you have consulted with an auto accident lawyer & received medical treatment. The extent of the injury or damage may be greater then you first believe or you may be entitled to recover more money than you realize and the acceptance of cash may be regarded by the law as full settlement of your injury claim.

C. Don’t talk to insurance adjusters, or accept an immediate cash settlement from them or sign a release or any other papers they may present, with an auto accident attorney’s advice. Adjusters must try to settle your claim at the lowest possible cost to their companies and they may go to considerable lengths in their efforts to do so. Even if the settlement the adjuster offers is a reasonable one, it will probably be available at a later date. Be careful of the statements you make even to your own insurance company adjuster, since the company may also represent the other party to the auto accident. It’s very likely that any statement will be used against you.

Published by Carleton Spears on 2015-07-13

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