It’s important to connect with an experienced car accident lawyer Atlanta, GA motorists trust as soon as you can after being injured in a wreck. There are many reasons why alerting the dedicated legal team at Council & Associates, LLC to your situation is a critically important move. Among them is the reality that if you have an experienced attorney on your side, you’re going to be less likely to make some unintentional missteps that could compromise the ultimate value of your case. Some of the most common missteps that car accident injury victims make include:
Number One: Posting on Social Media
As our Atlanta car accident lawyer team can attest, insurance companies and lawyers representing the interests of others in an accident are increasingly turning to social media to build their cases. Even if you are social media as settings are set to private, anything that you post, upload, or even like could be used against you as insurance adjusters evaluate your claim and opposing counsel seeks to undermine the grounds upon which you have filed a lawsuit. If you can stay off social media right now, do so. If staying off social media is not a realistic option for you, be extremely careful and how you engage on social media while your case is pending.
Number Two: Trying to Negotiate with Insurers on Your Own
The insurance industry aims to turn a profit. As a result, they train their employees to protect the bottom line of the company they work for. As a result, when adjusters interact with you, they are probably going to do what they can to get you to say something that will allow them to devalue your claim from the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed. Allowing a lawyer to interact with insurance representatives on your behalf will help to eliminate the risk that insurance tactics will compromise the value of your case.
Number Three: Admitting Blame
Chances are that you were raised to say that you are sorry when you are in the wrong. This is an admirable approach to take. However, in the aftermath of a car accident, there are still so many unknown factors that nobody involved should be admitting blame or apologizing. Doing so can compromise your ability to collect rightful compensation. It can feel counterintuitive to not apologize if you believe that you have partially contributed to your injurious circumstances. However, it is important to refrain from doing so while your case is pending.
Number Four: Waiting too Long to File
State law only allows injury victims so long before they’re barred from seeking rightful compensation. Similarly, work-related accidents that render a victim eligible for workers’ compensation benefits are notoriously time-sensitive legal matters. Don’t wait too long to take advantage of your opportunities to pursue compensation or these doors could be closed to you.
Number Five: Waiting too Long to Speak with an Attorney
Connect with the dedicated legal team at Council & Associates, LLC as soon as you can after a car accident so that we can preserve your legal options and start protecting your rights. Every minute that ticks by, evidence could be compromised in your case and your chances of securing maximum compensation are minimized. Don’t wait. Connect with our Atlanta car accident lawyer team today for personalized, client-driven guidance and assistance. We look forward to speaking with you.