Two Things to Never Do After an Accident
Advice from a New Jersey Personal Injury Team with Decades of Experience
After the confusion following an accident has passed, there will still be many, many things you will need to take care of. Doctor’s appointments, police interviews, and insurance companies will be vying for your time. During these stressful times, it is important to bear in mind that your behavior after the accident can still have a significant impact on how your case is eventually resolved. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our team of New Jersey car accident attorneys have represented countless victims in their cases, and have seen a wide variety of missteps made by clients. In our experience, there are two main things to avoid as your car accident claim proceeds.
Never Give a Statement to the Opposite Party’s Insurance Company
Claims agents are likely to be aggressive as they question those involved in an accident – although sometimes that may manifest as politeness and concern. Regardless of what tactic they choose, it is never a good idea to speak to the opposite side’s insurance company. While they are very well versed in the laws surrounding car accidents and liability, you likely are not. They can trick you into admitting fault without you ever realizing or meaning it. This kind of slip-up could mean you are unable to get the results you are looking for out of your case.
Never Sign Anything without Consulting an Attorney First
Regardless of who is asking you to sign something – law enforcement, insurance claims agents, or others – it is never a good idea to do so without having your attorney review it thoroughly first. Again, the vast majority of the population does not have the legal background to fully understand the implications of what may be written on those documents. Though you may feel intimidated, it is important to stand your ground and insist that you be able to bring any document to your New Jersey car accident lawyer.
If you have been involved in an accident, reach out to the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. today by calling (201) 254-8484. We have years of experience and can help fight for the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.