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Common mistakes that drivers make after a car crash

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Being in a motor vehicle accident in Indiana or Illinois can lead to physical and mental suffering. Although you cannot avoid stress and confusion following a car crash, you can avoid making these common mistakes to increase your chances of having a desirable outcome.

Failing to seek medical attention

In many cases, people involved in motor vehicle accidents do not seek medical attention because they believe that their injuries are not severe. However, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. Even if you do not think that a medical assessment or treatment is necessary, you could be having serious issues, such as internal bleeding or a concussion, that may not be immediately apparent.

Not exchanging insurance information

If you’re involved in a car accident, it is important to exchange insurance information with the other driver. This will help to ensure that their insurance company covers your damages. If you do not exchange insurance information, you may have to pay for the repairs out of your own pocket.

Not calling the police

It is important to call the police so that they can fill out an accident report. You can use this report as evidence if you need to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. If you don’t call the police, you may have a more difficult time getting compensated for your damages.

Leaving the scene of the accident

Leaving the scene of the accident is a crime in most states. If you leave the scene, you may be subject to criminal penalties, including fines and jail time. Additionally, if you leave the scene, it will be more difficult to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident.

Admitting fault

After an accident, you may be tempted to apologize or admit fault. However, it is important to avoid doing this, as it can be used as evidence against you in a personal injury claim.

These are just a few of the most common mistakes people make after a car accident. By avoiding these mistakes, you might help to improve your chances of restoring your physical and psychological health, getting the compensation you deserve and having your case solved quickly and justly.