If you have been injured in a car crash, you are looking at serious medical bills, time off work, and possibly lifetime expenses, disability and pain. Too many car crash victims are quick to view their crash as an accident, something that was unavoidable and that no one was responsible for. If your injuries are serious, or cause long-term impairment, you need to recover maximum compensation. Here are three tips for protecting your case so that you can get the money you need and deserve.
Do Not Admit Fault
Fault, in a car crash, is not always as obvious as it may seem. Do not discuss fault, even if you think you may have been to blame. There are often factors that you were not aware of and a thorough investigation is necessary to determine who was at fault. There may be hidden factors, such as a defective vehicle or roadway defect. Discussing fault after a crash can come back to haunt you as your case proceeds an might cost you the compensation you deserve.
Seek Medical Attention Right Away
Even if you don’t feel like you are hurt, go get checked out. After a car crash your adrenaline is pumping and can mask pain and other signs of injury. If you have suffered a brain injury, the nature of the injury itself can prevent you from realizing that you have been seriously injured, and you can have a serious brain injury without a blow to the head and with no external marks or obvious signs. Symptoms of your injuries may not surface for days or even months. If you wait to seek medical attention, the insurance company you are up against will claim that your injuries had another cause.
Keep it Off Social Media
It’s hard to keep it all to yourself, but anything you post on social media will come back to bite you, no matter how much you think it works in your favor. That includes statements about the crash and all those posts about or pictures of the stuff you are doing after the crash. The insurance companies will be looking for anything they can use to show that your injuries are not as bad or debilitating as your say they are.
If you have been injured in a car crash, Adam Smith Law can help you recover the compensation you need. Call us today at 702-929-2289 or email us right away.