Pursuing the compensation you need after a car accident is rarely as easy as it should be. When medical expenses alone can cost several thousand dollars, avoiding mistakes in your compensation claim is a must. From the moment your accident happens, the opportunity for accidents presents itself. Some common mistakes to look out for include:
Admitting fault or accepting blame
Too many car accident victims make the mistake of involuntarily apologizing for the accident, even if they did not cause it. Regardless of who is liable, apologizing and accepting the blame may be enough to cost you the compensation you deserve.
Discussing the accident on social media
Just like accidentally admitting fault, talking about your accident too openly can cost you. Even if you have not done anything wrong, saying the wrong thing can give the impression that your injuries are not as severe as you claim or that you may have caused the accident.
Not reporting the accident
After an accident, you should report it to the police and your insurance as soon as possible. The police may be necessary to help clean the scene of the crash, and their police report can be a crucial piece of evidence in your claim. As for your insurance company, they will not be able to proceed with their end of the claims process.
Not gathering essential evidence
At the scene of the crash, there are several sources of critical evidence for your claim. Be sure to collect the at-fault driver’s name, license plate, car information, and insurance information. If there are any witnesses present, make sure to record their testimony and gather their contact information.