There are several mistakes to avoid after a car wreck to ensure your rights are protected, and you maximize your recovery. Read this article to learn more.
Not Seeking Immediate Counsel
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.
Failure to Follow Doctor’s 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.
Handling the Case on Your Own
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.