Don’t Jeopardize Your Auto Accident Claim by Making These Mistakes

by Staff Blogger | April 5th, 2018

When you’ve been hurt in a crash, all you want is to get better and get back to your normal life. But at Skolrood Law Firm, we know that’s not always possible for many victims—at least, not right away. There’s often a prolonged recovery period, and many victims face expensive medical bills that they can’t afford, as their injuries prevent them from working for weeks, months, and in some cases, even years.

If your crash wasn’t your fault, you can file a claim for compensation for your accident-related expenses. Contacting an experienced Roanoke car accident lawyer is a great place to start to protect your rights and give you the upper hand against the insurance company.

However, it’s important to note that even with an experienced and determined legal team on your side, the insurance company and its team of adjusters may still watch you closely to reduce or even deny your claim. That can happen when victims inadvertently make common mistakes, which include:

  • Admitting fault for the crash – Whether it’s to the police, the other driver, witnesses, or on social media, admitting fault for an accident can immediately jeopardize your chances of getting compensation—even if further investigation proves you didn’t cause the accident.
  • Accepting an initial settlement offer – A common tactic insurance companies use relies on taking advantage of victims’ shock and worry about their expenses. They frequently offer lowball settlements in the days or weeks after crashes, but when victims accept, the terms of the settlement preclude them from pursuing additional compensation in the future.

Don’t leave your future and your ability to pursue maximum compensation up to chance. Get a legal team you can trust on your side, and let us guide you through the legal process. Call today for a free consultation.