Car Accidents—Avoid These Common Mistakes
Even for a very safe driver, the risk of accident always exists. If an accident does occur, it is very important to avoid making some common mistakes. Here are 3 of the biggest blunders.
Never leave the scene of an accident without calling the authorities. Even if the accident was 100% the other person’s fault, it is still considered hit-and-run if you drive away. The penalty can be an expensive fine or perhaps even time in jail.
Apologizing for the Accident
This may sound terrible, but even if you are just trying to be polite, your apology can be used in court as an admission of guilt. Be polite with the other driver, but never admit the accident was your fault, especially if it wasn’t. Call the authorities and your insurance company, but try to have all conversations out of earshot of the other driver.
Agreeing to a Settlement
After the dust settles, an insurance company may approach you with a reasonable sum to make everything go away. Unfortunately, some injuries take months to show themselves. If you have already settled, the amount you received may not even cover your medical bills.
Make the Best Decision
The best decision you can make after a car accident that results in injury to you is to consult the personal injury lawyers at the Petrov Law Firm. We can help you to determine what damages you are owed and then help you to pursue such claims in the proper fashion. By avoiding the common mistakes noted above and giving us a call, you can avoid a lot of the anxieties connected to an accident.