Common mistakes after an auto wreck could cost you compensation

| Dec 18, 2019 | Firm News

It’s nearly impossible to prepare for an accident after it happens, but your actions afterward could have a big impact on how things play out later. Knowing what steps not to take could mean a big change in your compensation.

There are over 30,000 crashes in Dallas every year. If you find yourself in that statistic, you may need help getting back on your feet. There may be some simple rules to follow to make sure you get everything you deserve from a claim.

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When you need help taking care of the bills that arise after a car accident, doing your best to follow a few guidelines could make all the difference:

  • Admitting fault: The last thing you’ll likely want to after an accident is admitting any wrongdoing. Even taking a small amount of blame to reassure the other driver immediately after the accident can have dire consequences when you file your claim. Anything you say during the process can be incredibly difficult to take back later.
  • Medical attention: Avoiding care at the scene is not only putting your health at risk but also given cause for the insurance company to suspect that you’re not as injured as you claim. This can prove just as important on the other end, as an insurer may also point to you ending treatment before a doctor recommends as a sign that you’re not that bad off.
  • Dealing with insurance: Believing the insurance company is on your side can be a major pitfall since the policy provider is more likely concerned about their payout than your recovery. They can try deceptive tactics like stalling, repeat interviews and low-ball offers to catch you in a vulnerable position.

Understanding what goes into a claim could ensure you get the assistance you need after a wreck. Get the payout to cover your losses by supporting your claim through your actions.