What Not To Do After a Car Accident in Alpharetta

Protecting Your Car Accident Injury Claim

When you are involved in a car accident in Georgia, there are certain things you are required by law to do, such as exchanging insurance information if possible with the other driver(s). There are also things you should NOT do following an accident. Violating them could make a difference in whether any claim you may make for injuries or damages is honored. The personal injury attorneys at Kalka & Baer LLC in Alpharetta can answer all your questions and help you get the compensation you deserve when the other driver is at fault.

Below are some main actions you should NOT do after an accident:

  • Don't admit fault to anyone. Your attorney, if you have one, and the insurance companies will sort it out.
  • Don't delay in seeking medical attention. If the accident is relatively minor, you may think you are not hurt. But some soft tissue injuries don't show up until hours, even days, after the impact. If you delay seeking medical help, the opposing side can question the severity of your injuries because you did not seek medical attention right away.
  • Don't fail to make a police report. A police report officially documents the facts of the accident.
  • Don't talk with or give a statement to the other driver's insurance company without first consulting with a personal injury attorney. Likewise, don't sign any paperwork, releases or accept settlement checks from the other party's insurance company without consulting with a personal injury attorney first.

The above is not a complete list. Don't jeopardize your injury claim by not knowing what to do. Contact our firm immediately to learn more and how we can help you recover compensation.