Beware of these Mistakes after an Automobile Accident

It always help that you could prevent or be ready for any unexpected incident, especially an accident which may have catastrophic results.

It always help that you could prevent or be ready for any unexpected incident, especially an accident which may have catastrophic results.

However, if you suddenly find yourself as a victim of an automobile crash, collision or any type of accident, it surely helps to know what you are supposed to do to ensure that the situation would not go worse than it already is.

Thus, here are six mistakes that you should keep in mind and avoid from doing after becoming a victim of an automobile accident.

1. Offering absolute answers when still unsure – in point fact, do not say absolutely that you were not injured, when in fact, you do not know or you were only slightly. After the occurrence of an automobile accident, it is invariable to contact the local police authorities and/or highway patrol.

Once they ask after your condition, it is for the best that you answer you were injured although you are not sure, yet. Saying you were not injured might as well meant that they do not need to come quickly to the accident scene.

If you find out that you were indeed injured, only not that severely then you still have to reply that you were in fact, injured when the authorities question you at the scene of the accident.

Most of the car accident injuries are usually considered as soft tissue injuries or whiplash injuries. Generally, these kinds of injuries do not appear until after several hours.

As such, if you do not notice any injury, your best answer to questions would be that you do not know yet and that you need to see your doctor before you can tell absolutely or exactly.

The bottom line is to be careful in replying concerning your injuries to authorities since anything you said will be taken down as an official statement. The insurance company’s lawyer and adjuster would very well use any statement you have told in official record against your testimonies in the claim or lawsuit.

2. Failure to mitigate the damages you have incurred – once you become involved in an accident, and suffered injuries because of it, you should not just wait around.

You should do something about it!

Here are things you need to do:
– Seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you like the chiropractors better, still, you need to go see a medical doctor before going to the chiropractor.

In evaluating your claims, insurance companies have computer software. When it is found that you failed to act upon the injuries you have sustained and taken precautions to minimize the pain and suffering you felt, your case’s value would be reduced according to their computer software program.

– Another problem you might encounter when you fail to act as quickly as possible on your injuries and your case, it may take longer to go to trial. By then, the jury might begin to believe that your injuries were the result of something else and not by the automobile crash accident.

– If, in addition to your injuries, you sustained property damages and lost income, then you also need to act quickly by having your car seen to and your doctor give you official medical order concerning the activities you will be restricted to do.

Here are other significant mistakes that may jeopardize your automobile accident claim or lawsuit:

3. Giving your trust to the insurance company’s adjuster
4. Failure to abide by your attorney and/or doctor’s advices
5. Giving false statements or lies
6. Giving an insurance adjuster permission to take and record your declaration of the incident and your situation.

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Injured In An Automobile Accident? – Tips To Protecting Yourself

Most of us don’t wake up in the morning and think that we might be involved in an accident that day – that is what makes it an “accident” – it was unplanned and unpredicted.

In Arizona, drivers must have automobile insurance in order to lawfully drive a motor vehicle. Many people do not know that the minimal amount of insurance a person must carry is $15,000/$30,000. What this means is that if a driver with minimum limits strikes a vehicle causing an injury to a single person, the total amount of insurance available to that injured person is “$15,000!” What is even worse is that if there is more than one person injured in that same scenario, all the injured people making claims against the negligent driver are limited to a total amount of $30,000.

Those amounts include reimbursement for all medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

So, if you are seriously injured in an automobile accident and incur medical expenses over $15,000 alone, there is no money available to compensate you for your lost wages, pain and suffering and you will also have to come up with out-of-pocket monies for the additional medical expenses you have incurred over the $15,000.

You can protect yourself against such a scenario by carrying “under-insured motorist coverage” which will compensate you for damages in situations where the negligent driver’s limits are not enough.

We suggest that you review your automobile insurance coverage to make sure that you have adequate protection. You may also want to speak with your insurance agent regarding “med-pay coverage,” which would help pay for your medical expenses if you are involved in an automobile accident.

Other tips to remember in case you are in an accident are:

Makes sure that a police report is taken
Get names and phone numbers of all witnesses
Take photographs of the vehicle damage
If injured – seek immediate medical treatment

At Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, P.C., we have represented hundreds of injured people over the years and helped them recover for their losses caused by an “unpredicted event.” We stand ready to do the same for you, your family members, or anyone who may need our services.

Eddie Pantiliat, Esq. Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, P.C. 14646 N. Kierland Blvd. Ste. 255 Scottsdale, AZ 85254


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