Beware of these Mistakes after an Automobile Accident

By: Lala C. Ballatan

It always help that you couldprevent or be ready for any unexpected incident, especially an accident whichmay have catastrophic results.

However, if you suddenly findyourself as a victim of an automobile crash, collision or any type of accident,it surely helps to know what you are supposed to do to ensure that thesituation would not go worse than it already is.

Thus, here are six mistakes thatyou should keep in mind and avoid from doing after becoming a victim of anautomobile accident.

  1. Offering absolute answers when still unsure – in point fact, do not say absolutely that you were not injured, when in fact, you do not know or you were only slightly. After the occurrence of an automobile accident, it is invariable to contact the local police authorities and/or highway patrol.

Once they askafter your condition, it is for the best that you answer you were injuredalthough you are not sure, yet. Saying you were not injured might as well meantthat they do not need to come quickly to the accident scene.

If you find outthat you were indeed injured, only not that severely then you still have toreply that you were in fact, injured when the authorities question you at thescene of the accident.

Most of the caraccident injuries are usually considered as soft tissue injuries or whiplashinjuries. Generally, these kinds of injuries do not appear until after severalhours.

As such, if youdo not notice any injury, your best answer to questions would be that you donot know yet and that you need to see your doctor before you can tell absolutelyor exactly.

The bottom lineis to be careful in replying concerning your injuries to authorities sinceanything you said will be taken down as an official statement. The insurancecompany's lawyer and adjuster would very well use any statement you have toldin official record against your testimonies in the claim or lawsuit.

  1. Failure to mitigate the damages you have incurred – once you become involved in an accident, and suffered injuries because of it, you should not just wait around.

You should do something about it!

??????????? Hereare things you need to do:

-????????Seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you likethe chiropractors better, still, you need to go see a medical doctor beforegoing to the chiropractor.

In evaluatingyour claims, insurance companies have computer software. When it is found thatyou failed to act upon the injuries you have sustained and taken precautions tominimize the pain and suffering you felt, your case's value would be reducedaccording to their computer software program.

-????????Another problem you might encounter when you fail toact as quickly as possible on your injuries and your case, it may take longerto go to trial. By then, the jury might begin to believe that your injurieswere the result of something else and not by the automobile crash accident.

-????????If, in addition to your injuries, you sustainedproperty damages and lost incomeHealth Fitness Articles, then you also need to act quickly by havingyour car seen to and your doctor give you official medical order concerning theactivities you will be restricted to do.

Here are other significantmistakes that may jeopardize your automobile accident claim or lawsuit:

  1. Giving your trust to the insurance company's adjuster
  2. Failure to abide by your attorney and/or doctor's advices
  3. Giving false statements or lies
  4. Giving an insurance adjuster permission to take and record your declaration of the incident and your situation.

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