4 Mistakes to Avoid Making after a Car Accident

You never expect to be in a traffic accident. But, when auto collisions happen, knowing what to do in the aftermath can be important to future car accident claims. To this end, below are some common mistakes to avoid making after a car accident.

Don’t Do These Things after an Auto Collision…

  1. Making these mistakes after a car accident can prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve, a St Louis auto accident lawyer explains. Here’s why.

    Making these mistakes after a car accident can prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve, a St Louis auto accident lawyer explains. Here’s why.

    Skip calling police – Although you may be in a hurry or other drivers may be trying to convince you not to call law enforcement after a traffic accident, don’t make the mistake of not calling police.

    The reason that this is a mistake is that calling the cops will result in a police report for the accident. This report will include info that may be important to establishing fault later.

  2. Put off seeing a doctor – Regardless of whether you feel injured after a collision, see a doctor as soon as you can. The reason this is so crucial is that a doctor will be able to diagnose your injuries, treat you and prevent more serious complications.

    This is also important because doctors will also document what your injuries were following the accident, and this can help establish how much compensation you may be entitled to later.

  3. Admit any fault in the accident – This is a potentially huge mistake, and it can be easy to do, especially when people are disoriented following an accident. Whether it’s to other drivers, police or insurance companies, don’t make the mistake of ever admitting any fault in an accident (even if you think you were to blame).

    Accepting any liability for the collision up front can come back to hurt your claim later, as admissions of fault can be used to deny you any compensation after a collision (even if someone else was more at fault than you may have been).

  4. Rely on insurance companies to look out for you – This is another big mistake that can be easy to make, as insurance agents can seem like they are on victims’ sides when, in fact, they really aren’t.

    In actuality, insurers are on their own sides, and in general, they make more money when they pay less on claims. So, don’t trust them to pay you what you deserve after a collision.

Contact a St Charles & St Louis Auto Accident Lawyer at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

If you have been hurt in a car accident, an experienced St Charles & St Louis auto accident lawyer at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC is here for you, ready to provide you zealous legal advocacy, support and experienced help with your financial recovery.

Find out more about your legal rights and what we can do to help you by contacting us today to schedule a free, no obligations initial consultation with one of our lawyers. To set up this consult, call our firm at (636) 946-6886 or toll free at (855)772-5291. You can also email us using the contact form on this page.

From our offices based in St Charles, our lawyers represent people in St Louis, Hazelwood, Florissant, O’Fallon, Saint Peters, Wentzville, Lake St. Louis, Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Weldon Springs, Foristell, Portage Des Sioux, Defiance, Augusta, New Melle, St. Paul, West Alton, Flint Hill, Josephville, and Weldon Spring Heights, as well as individuals throughout St Charles County, St Louis County and the state of Missouri.

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Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC is a litigation law firm that represents individuals and families in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Missouri. We help people who have been injured in all types of accidents—including car or truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and much more. Whether your injury is something that can cause long-term issues like a brain injury or spinal cord injury, or it is something you’ll likely make a full recovery from, we are here to help.

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