Do’s and Don’ts After a Vehicle Accident

Although thousands of car accidents occur every day, it is still not common for most people. Generally, drivers don’t know how to proceed after they are in a crash. It is vital to know the proper steps to take if you are involved in an accident so that you don’t make any missteps that could impact your ability to get the compensation you need to pay for repairs, medical bills, and lost income. No one wants to think about being in a car accident, but it is important to be prepared and know the appropriate steps to take to protect yourself and your assets.

The Do’s

Some things may seem like common sense, but car accidents typically leave those involved in shock, and it is easy to forget what to do as soon as an accident occurs. Some of the most important first steps include:

The Don’ts

After the initial steps are taken, many drivers make critical mistakes before leaving the accident scene. Consider these things you should NOT do.

If you should find yourself in a conversation with an insurance adjuster before, or even after, you speak with an attorney, don’t feel overwhelmed, but be sure to follow a few guidelines. For one, never admit fault, even partial fault, for the accident. Even if you feel that you were at fault, your attorney will investigate to determine whether you were. Also, be sure to stick to the facts; never offer opinions on any aspect of the accident. Lastly, do not make small talk, and don’t engage the adjuster if they attempt to do so. This is one of their strategies to get you to say something that you will regret.

Call an Attorney as Soon as Possible

Once you contact a knowledgeable attorney, they will take the burden of dealing with the insurance companies off of your hands. The respected lawyers at The Law Firm of Black & DePaoli, PC are here for you. Call us today at (916) 536-7586.


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