After the Car Accident: Choose Your Words Carefully

If you have been in a recent car accident, you probably remember the initial impact. You may have experienced immediate pain from a serious injury. Even during the chaos, the moments following such an event can be sensitive depending on the severity of the accident.

You should immediately follow all the recommended steps, beginning with pulling your car to safety. It is important to establish if anyone is injured; if so, an ambulance should be called immediately. Law enforcement should be called to file a police report too, and this is where you must be careful. While it is important to be as honest as possible about exactly what happened, without an attorney present you could say something that could be misconstrued or held against you later if it turns out you do have a car accident injury case.

Any indiscretion during a conversation with law enforcement or others involved may affect your case and could prove to be a costly mistake. Remember to always be extremely straightforward and to the point, not adding any unnecessary opinion or vague details. All of this advice should also carry into the realm of what happens when you are inevitably contacted by the other party’s insurer, with adjusters trying their best to trip you up at every turn.

You may be shocked at how quickly the other party’s insurer begins contacting you. If you suffered serious injuries, you may not have even made it home before they start calling. Not only is this the time to consult with an attorney but it is also the time to refer any adjusters to them. When speaking with adjusters, it’s best to refrain from giving additional details and politely provide your attorney’s contact information.

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident due to the negligence of others, you may be quickly burdened with medical expenses, emotional trauma, and serious pain due to injury. With over 30 years of experience in accidental and personal injury practice, we will help you get the compensation you deserve. Speak with a skilled car accident attorney from the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. Call now to learn more at 912-764-9616, or contact us online.