Car accidents are without a doubt one of the most traumatic events that can occur in a person’s life. If you have been involved in a Massachusetts car accident, you know that panic and disorientation can quickly set in and the disruption to your life can be overwhelming.
Your actions immediately after a car crash and in the weeks that follow can have a serious impact on your ability to pursue a successful Massachusetts personal injury claim. Listed below are a few common mistakes to avoid after a car accident:
- Do not give statements to the insurance companies
- Do not apologize for the car accident
- Do not admit fault
- Do not dispose of evidence
- Do not refuse medical treatment
- Do not fail to file a police report
- Do not leave the scene of the accident
- Do not forget to take notes regarding the accident
At this critical time, you may be susceptible to making hasty decisions-such as signing an insurance settlement agreement-without a full understanding of the consequences. Some insurance companies will take advantage of your vulnerable state to pressure you into signing settlements that are worth far less than your accident injuries will cost you. Never sign an insurance settlement without the advice of your Massachusetts personal injury attorney.
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The Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at Phillips & Garcia will fight for your rights in your personal injury case. We are committed to protecting your best interests and helping you collect the damages you need and deserve to move on with your life. If you have been injured in a Massachusetts accident, contact Phillips & Garcia today to schedule your FREE legal consultation – (877) 892-5620.