Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident Injury
In this video, our experienced Wisconsin attorney discusses the most common mistakes to avoid after a car accident injury. Contact our office today.
What mistakes should I avoid after a car accident?
When an accident occurs, there are important things that an injured party must do. The most important thing is to seek the best medical treatment as quickly as possible so you can document the injuries you suffered in an accident. Do not delay. Oftentimes, clients will call up their primary physician, who may not see them for a week or two. This two-week delay before a client went in and started complaining of neck or back pain can affect a case. It is important when a police officer talks to you on the scene to tell that police officer you’re having discomfort or, when you get home later that day and notice discomfort, contact your doctor or go to any type of urgent care to document your injury.
The second thing you should do is avoid giving a statement to the insurance company. It is likely you’re going to be contacted by the insurance company in the weeks following your accident. Speaking with them is not a good thing. Clients want to be contacted quickly thinking it will resolve a case more quickly, but when they are, the insurance company often takes a recorded statement from the injured party or from the driver of a vehicle. The insurance company’s adjuster is actually protecting themselves and not you. Do not speak with them.
Lastly, choose the right law firm. Finding an injury lawyer experienced in injury law is fairly easy to do today. It’s no different than looking for an experienced doctor who handles a specific injury. It is also important, however, that the law firm you choose is a law firm that wants to benefit you not just at the end of your case, but will work with you throughout the process. We are there with you every step of the way here at Keberle, Patrykus and Laufenberg. If you’ve been involved in an accident, feel free to give us a call.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you may have questions about what mistakes to avoid when filing a claim in Wisconsin.
Contact Keberle, Patrykus & Laufenberg, LLP, today to consult with an experienced Washington County car accident attorney.
We can help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.
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