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Avoid these Mistakes after a Car Accident

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Car accidents are shocking events, and we don’t blame people who are too disoriented to know what to do in the immediate aftermath. However, the steps you take in the hours after an accident often make or break a case. For that reason, we want to highlight a few things that people should NOT do after a car accident. If you can avoid these mistakes, you will increase the chances of receiving a fair settlement for your injuries.

Don’t Self-Diagnose

The Internet has brought medical information to the masses. That does not mean, however, that those involved in an accident should scroll through WebMD and try to diagnose what is wrong with them. The odds are very good that a victim will make a misdiagnosis and delay obtaining proper treatment.

Instead, go to the hospital. Tell the doctor you were involved in a car accident and where you are feeling pain. The doctor can order the relevant tests to help with diagnosis. Furthermore, doctors’ offices and hospitals keep records that individuals often do not.

Avoid Signing a Settlement without a Lawyer

Some insurers like to offer a quick settlement, hoping to induce a car accident victim to quickly agree to far less than they are entitled to. Before signing on the dotted line, however, meet with an Indianapolis car accident attorney to review your options. Very few insurers offer fair compensation right out of the gate. Instead, we have success negotiating a better settlement that more fully covers your losses.

Do Call Keffer Hirschauer LLP Today

Our Indianapolis car accident attorneys at Keffer Hirschauer LLP have aggressively negotiated favorable settlements for our clients. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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