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Key mistakes to avoid after a car accident

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2024 | Car Accidents

When the unexpected happens, and you’re involved in a New Jersey car accident, carefully handling the aftermath is essential. After an accident, you will likely have many things running through your head, which can make it easy to make mistakes because of stress or not knowing what to do.

Here are some common mistakes to avoid after a car accident.

Talking to the other insurance company first

After a car accident, the other party’s insurance company may contact you for a statement. However, avoid discussing accident specifics or injuries. Remember, adjusters receive training to protect their company’s interests.

Speaking with them without legal guidance could potentially harm your case. In New Jersey, consult a lawyer before talking to insurance companies to protect your rights.

Not disclosing all details to your attorney

Your attorney helps you handle the legal issues after a car accident. It’s imperative to provide them with all the incident details. Withholding information can hinder your attorney’s ability to build a robust case on your behalf.

Full transparency with your attorney is vital to achieving a favorable outcome.

Posting on social media during legal proceedings

Sharing updates about your life is tempting on social media. However, the court could use your posts about the accident or your personal injuries against you.

Insurance companies and opposing parties may scrutinize your social media activity to undermine your claims. It’s best to refrain from posting about the accident until you resolve your case.

By avoiding these common car accident mistakes and seeking professional guidance, you can protect your rights and work towards a fair resolution. Remember, staying calm and organized can make a big difference in handling the aftermath of an accident.