Getting injured in a car accident is a frightening occurrence. You may be understandably shaken up by the experience or experiencing severe injuries. After you ensure that you and your family members are safe, there are other things that need to be done.
At Greg Coleman Law, our Knoxville auto accident lawyers understand that following an auto accident most people are unaware of which steps to take next. For a free case evaluation, call (865) 247-0080 today.
Here are common mistakes to avoid that can ruin your auto accident lawsuit.
- Speaking to your insurance company before speaking with your attorney. You hire an attorney to represent you and give you advice. Insurance companies may befriend you and try to get recorded or written statements from you. Do not provide information.
- Waiting too long to receive medical attention. After the auto accident, seek immediate treatment from an emergency room or your physician. If you wait days or weeks to see a doctor, your case may be jeopardized. You may feel fine after the accident, but some injuries can creep up on you. Do not delay when seeking medical treatment.
- Failing to contact the police after you are in an accident. Police officers investigate the facts of an accident. They create police reports that detail the events of your accident and possibly shows who is at fault. Police reports are essential documents.
- Contacting an attorney after considerable time has passed. It is essential that you contact an attorney quickly. Your attorney will advise you on how to proceed in the case. You will also be advised of other mistakes to avoid.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to the negligence of another driver, contact a personal injury attorney in Knoxville at Greg Coleman Law to schedule a one-on-one consultation.