What Not to Do After a Car Accident

Car accidents are often filled with anger, stress and shock. It’s easy to act on impulse, but it’s also important to gather your wits and remain calm.

Below are 5 things you should never do after a car accident:

  1. Never leave the scene. No matter what happens after an accident, don’t hide or go home. In some cases, leaving the scene of an accident can be a felony. Wait for the police to come
  2. Do not apologize to the other driver. Simply saying “I’m sorry” can be seen as an admission of guilt if the matter goes to court.
  3. Don’t get angry. Keep your cool after an accident. It may feel good to yell and shout at other people, but your actions could potentially be used against you in court.
  4. Do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company. It’s the job of an insurance adjuster to pay out as little as possible to people involved in an accident. When you receive a phone call from the other driver’s insurance company, they may try a to talk you into giving a statement that could be used against you.
  5. Don’t accept a premature settlement offer. Again, talking to an insurance adjuster soon after an accident could be to your detriment because they will throw out a number at you to get you to settle. Insurance companies usually lowball car accident victims with their first offer, in order to save money. Enlist the guidance of a lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our New Orleans personal injury attorneys at The Womac Law Firm today!

Call (504) 470-3935 to speak with an attorney.

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