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Pursuing Justice For Accident Victims In Indiana

Top mistakes to avoid after your auto accident

After a motor vehicle accident, you may be in shock. Though this is a natural reaction, it could have negative effects on your claim process.

If you are considering filing a claim for compensation for an accident that was not your fault, it is important you handle the accident properly from beginning to end. Here are the top mistakes to avoid after your auto accident.

Inconsistent medical treatment

It is important to seek medical treatment immediately after an accident. Not only does this help to ensure individuals do not have any external or internal injuries, it also begins a paper trail. For those who are injured, continuing to see a physician after initial treatment may help to support damage claims such as lost wages or pain and suffering. On the other hand, not seeking treatment right away or seeing a physician inconsistently may give way to the opposing party claiming the injuries are non-existent or not severe.

Neglecting evidence

In accordance with Indiana's motor vehicle laws, you must file an accident report after the crash. This may also serve as substantial evidence for a claim. Along with the report, individuals should try to collect and document as much evidence as possible from the scene. For those severely injured, it may still be possible to collect evidence after seeking medical treatment, or to at least get the information of any witnesses.

Talking to insurers too much

Though drivers should notify their insurers quickly after an accident, it is a good idea for them to take some time to collect their thoughts and speak with the insurer when they have a clear head. Making a statement in a state of shock may damage a driver's claim. Individuals may consider consulting an attorney before speaking with their insurance provider or the insurer of the other driver.

These are some of the most common mistakes drivers make after an accident. Make sure you avoid these mistakes and follow the law so you have a good chance of making the best out of an unfortunate situation.

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