Filing a car accident claim shortly after your accident is critical for getting the compensation you deserve. However, you need to make sure you’re not making some common mistakes that would prevent you from getting an acceptable amount for the injuries and damages incurred. Consulting with a car accident attorney can increase your chances of having your claim approved the first time, and prevent you from making some costly mistakes.
Here are five mistakes you need to avoid when filing a car accident claim:
1. Admitting liability or claiming the accident wasn’t your fault.
In fact, say as little as possible until you have the guidance of a Miami personal injury lawyer. You are obligated to report your accident within a short period of time but the insurance company will try to use any excuse to pay as little as possible (that is their job, your own insurance company is not your friend). Don’t report anything but the basic facts of the accident – where, when, and (if appropriate) that you are feeling pain and intend on seeking medical attention if you haven’t done so already). Afterwards, your Miami personal injury lawyer should be your mouthpiece.