Are you wondering what mistakes you should after a car accident? The experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys at The Gunnels Law Firm are here to help you and offer advice in your time of need. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
What Mistakes Should I Avoid After a Car Accident? | Not Contacting the Police
When it comes to car accident claims, there are several mistakes we regularly see that are detrimental to a claim, even if the client doesn’t realize it. The first thing that we often see is a client who doesn’t contact the police to get an incident report. This is essential because it gives us documentation of the claim and it lets us know who it is that we need to pursue the claim against.
What Mistakes Should I Avoid After a Car Accident? | Not Collecting Evidence
Another thing is failing to take photographs of the vehicle involved to show the property damage. Often, police officers don’t accurately record the amount of damage that has occurred to the vehicles in the police reports, and if we don’t have the vehicle photographs showing the damage, an insurance company can use the police report to try to minimize the extent of the impact and, therefore, argue that you shouldn’t have had that big of an injury.
What Mistakes Should I Avoid After a Car Accident? | Not Hiring a Lawyer Right Away
It’s very important, also, to not delay in getting a lawyer. You need to get a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected, and make sure you get a lawyer who has lots of experience handling these cases. If you have any questions, please contact The Gunnels Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.