What Not To Do If You Are Involved In A Car Wreck?
In this video I will discuss what not to do if you’re involved in a car wreck. Perhaps to put it another way, the things people do that damaged their ability to pursue a claim following a car wreck for personal injury. First, sometimes people following a wreck decide not to call the police. Whether it is because the other person involved asked them not to call the police or out of convenience, sometimes following a wreck people decide to not call the police. That damages the claim because now there is no record or report made of the exact time, date, location, and people involved. So, if you are in a wreck make sure that you do call the police and make an appropriate report. Second, sometimes people choose not to seek medical treatment. Whether it is for inconvenience or cost or other reasons, people that are injured in wrecks decide not to seek medical treatment. If you are injured in a car wreck, if you are suffering from pain or injury make sure to get your health taken care of first. Whether it be going to the emergency room, making an appointment with a primary care physician, or even going to an urgent care, any of those things will document your medical condition and document what happened to you in the wreck that can prove valuable later on. Third is do not exaggerate the nature of your injuries or damages. People involved in wrecks do not need to exaggerate the injuries or damages. So, don’t do that whether it is to a doctor or somebody else. Do not exaggerate the nature of the claims. Also, a big one is do not get on social media. Many times, people following a wreck will get on Facebook or Twitter or some other social media and post photos of the wreck and make comments as to what happened. That type of stuff typically harms the person making the claim. Finally, people decide not to contact an attorney. Any attorney that you call should be willing to give you a free consultation, answer any questions that you have, provide some guidance for you regarding what to do following a car wreck and discuss your options. If you’ve been in a car wreck and you would like to discuss your options, please call me at (913) 451-9500.
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