If you have been injured in an accident in South Florida, especially in Miami or Fort Lauderdale there are things that you absolutely shouldn’t do after your accident. These things can have a significant impact on your potential case. Here are three things to consider after your accident:
Speaking after the Accident
Sometimes an insurance adjuster or the insurance company will try to talk to you. Ideally you should say as little as possible to them. You should NEVER give a recorded statement without the presence of your personal injury attorney. Also you should NEVER admit to fault. These statements may be used against you in a later time and can significantly decrease the amount of your claim value.
Remember that when you go to the hospital or medical provider office you must always provide them with your insurance information. Failure to provide them with this information could cause your insurance provider to potentially deny your claim entirely.
One of the biggest mistakes that an injured person can do, to have an adverse impact on their personal injury claim, is to LIE. Sometimes victims want to lie or omit certain facts in an effort to “beef up” their potential claim. Lying will decrease your case significantly and potentially have it denied entirely. Always remember to tell the truth.
If you were injured in an accident in South Florida and would like to speak with a personal injury attorney then please contact Shmucher Law, PL at 305.741.5553 or 954.309.5559. Our policy is that there are no fees or costs unless we recover money on your behalf.