3 Things Not to Do If You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident

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The steps you take after a car accident can have a major impact on your ability to collect financial compensation for your damages. In this blog, our personal injury lawyers explain the things you shouldn’t do after a car accident.

#1: Don’t Underestimate Your Injuries

Some car accident injuries take time for the symptoms to develop. For example, some people don’t experience whiplash symptoms until weeks after their accident. This is why it is important to consult with a doctor after you’ve been in a serious car accident. Having your injuries documented by a medical professional will come in handy when you file your accident claim.

#2: Never Say You’re “Okay” or “Fine”

Don’t allow yourself to be tempted to tell others you’re “okay” or “fine” after a car accident. Even if you feel fine after the collision, you might develop symptoms of a serious injury at a later time. Telling the other driver or witnesses that you are okay can hurt your claim if your doctor ends up discovering you’re injured.  

#3: Don’t Speak to the Insurance Company Without First Consulting a Lawyer

Talking to the insurance company after your accident puts you at risk of telling them something that can harm your claim and result in your compensation being denied. Don’t be fooled by how friendly the insurance adjuster might seem, their goal is to save their employer money by either denying or limiting the payout on your accident claim.

Although you have to promptly tell your insurance company about an accident you’ve been involved in, you are only required to give them basic information. Consult with a car accident lawyer to get advice on how to speak to the insurance company about the details of your case. When it comes to the other driver’s insurance company, you are not obligated to speak to them if they contact you about the accident.

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers

Have you been involved in serious car accident? Are you worried the insurance company will deny your injury claim? At Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, we are committed to helping clients obtain maximum compensation for their accident damages. We can take a look at your case and explain all of your options under the law. Stop by our law office today to get started recovering the compensation you deserve.

Call (866) 891-9211 to schedule a free consultation with a Chicago personal injury lawyer.


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