3 Common Car Accident Mistakes

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, check out these 3 common car accident mistakes. Then, call our Virginia office for a free consultation.

3 Common Car Accident MistakesNot Seeking Counsel Quickly

I’m often asked, “What are the most common mistakes that people might make after their Virginia car crash injury?” The most frequent mistake that I see is not seeking counsel quickly enough after your crash. It’s important to retain counsel quickly in a serious car crash. The more severe the injuries, the quicker you need to hire the attorney, simply to document the case by determining what happened in the accident, recovering black box information from the vehicles or trucks involved in the crash, talking to police officers, finding witnesses, and preserving their testimony. The more severe the accident or the more complex the accident, whether it be a three, four, or five-car collision, you have to get an attorney early.

Disregarding Medical Advice

Other mistakes are not following your doctor’s advice for care following the crash. If you don’t take the doctor’s advice and follow the treatment plan, you’re not likely to recover as much as if you had done that, nor are you likely to recover fully as if you had followed that direction. Please, always remember to follow the doctor’s advice.

Independent Claim

The last thing I would say is that trying to do it on your own is probably the worst mistake that any person could make following a Virginia car crash case. Insurance companies are very adept at minimizing the value of the case and taking advantage of people’s lack of knowledge or experience in handling these cases. Always seek advice from a competent attorney following your car crash case in Virginia.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash and have questions about these 3 common car accident mistakes? Contact a Virginia car accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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