What to Avoid in Case of an AccidentUpdated on Tuesday 28th February 2017
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An accident, no matter its nature, is one of the worst things that could happen. It will definitely affect both the victim who will suffer from personal injuries and the person causing the accident. If the victim will most likely unable to react, the other person may act erratically and cause more damage. This is why our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have prepared a short guide on what to avoid in case of an accident.
1.In case of a car crash, stop the car and do not leave the scene
Car accidents are usual in California and fear could make the person causing it to flee the scene. This the first thing to avoid when causing an accident. Since you will not have any idea about the damage caused, call and wait for the police to come.
2.First aid – what to avoid
If you have any medical knowledge or training it is OK to offer medical assistance until the ambulance arrives at the scene. If don’t have any emergency aid training or the personal injuries are severe, one of the best examples being gunshot wounds, avoid moving the victim.
3.Do not admit fault or say anything about who caused the accident
It is in our nature to defend and excuse ourselves and our actions before people, witnesses or the police; however, if you have caused an accident avoid to say anything to anyone before calling our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Leave your defense to the hands of lawyers who will know how to help you.
4.Do not talk by yourself to the insurance company
If the personal injury you caused or you suffered is less severe and can compensation can be obtained through a simple meeting with an insurance adjuster, avoid going to that meeting alone. Why? Because the settlement you will obtain will most likely be lower than your case is worth. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you calculate your compensation and also accompany you to the meeting with the insurer.
5.What to avoid when asked for your medical records
The medical records are one of the most important evidence in a case of a personal injury. These can be asked by the defendant’s attorney or by the insurance company, depending on the case. Avoid to hand yourself your medical records and first talk to our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers who can advise and represent you.
Each case is different and the things to avoid after an accident will depend from case to case, so if you were involved in any type of accident, contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at once!