Common Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident

Many people inadvertently make mistakes after they are in a car accident. Often, these errors can significantly affect a person’s accident or injury claim. This is why it is important to be informed about what you should and shouldn’t do immediately after a car accident. Below, we explain some mistakes that are commonly made by people after a car accident.

Not Calling the Police

A police report can be used as an objective record of what took place during the accident. A police report will also help to prevent other drivers or witnesses from attempting to make false claims. It is a good idea to have valid documentation, especially if you plan to file an accident or injury claim.

Admitting Guilt

It’s important to avoid language than can be misinterpreted as an admission of fault or negligence. An admission of fault can be used against you when you attempt to collect damages. Determining who is the at-fault party can’t be done until all evidence has been collected and disseminated.

Not Exchanging Insurance Information

No matter how minor you think your accident was, you should always exchange insurance information with any parties involved in the collision. Get the name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, insurance information, license plate number, and the make and model of the other driver’s vehicle. You’ll need this information if you plan to get legal help.

Not Taking Pictures

If the accident scene is safe, take photos of any visible damage. Try to get pictures of all the vehicles involved in the collision, as well as the condition of the road you were travelling on. This will be useful if a disagreement about how the accident occurred comes up. You will also have documentation to help support your accident or injury claim.

Do you want to find out more about how to deal with a car accident? Contact our New Orleans car accident attorneys to learn how we can help you today.


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