What Shouldn’t You Do After a Car Accident?

There are numerous steps that you should take after a car accident to protect your right to compensation. However, there are some things that you should avoid that would typically be used against you, even by your own insurance company.

Knowing the things to avoid can help you in the long run and prevent you from falling prey to the insurance company’s tactics. Here are some of the things that you want to stay away from after a crash.

Avoid Leaving Without Exchanging Information

If you leave the scene of the accident without exchanging information, there are multiple problems that may arise. First, it may prevent you from being able to take additional action against the liable party for property damages or in a third-party lawsuit.

Second, it may appear as though you committed a hit and run. This is an illegal act that can be dangerous for not only your claim, but for your criminal record as well.

Avoid Saying Sorry to the Other Driver

While you may be empathetic to what happened, even if you feel the accident was your fault, you should never apologize. Saying sorry is almost seen as an admission of fault in an accident. And while the other party cannot use this against you in a regular claim, your own insurance company may try to use this statement against you.

Avoid Social Media

While you may think your social media accounts are private, insurance companies have experts for this specific situation. What you post can be used against you. For instance, if you put in a claim with your insurance company for a back injury, but you’re posting activities that contradict this claim, the insurance company may try to devalue your injury or claim it didn’t happen at all.

At Pringle & Herigstad, P.C., our North Dakota car accident lawyers are ready to help you. We’[ll work hard to pursue the compensation you need when you need it most. Trust in our team to be the advocates to give you a voice and safeguard your rights every step of the way.

Call our firm at (855) 245-5100 today for a free consultation.

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