Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 at 11:22 am    

When it comes to accidents, there are so many things to do and take care of. However, the things you don’t do after an accident may be as impactful as the things you do.

Three Things Not to Do After an Accident

The team at Tiemann Law Firm is experienced when it comes to guiding clients with the “to-dos” and “not to-dos” post-accident, and has outlined three things below that you should not do in the days after:

  1. Don’t Go Through it Alone
    • With everything there is to keep track of, between all of the paperwork, insurance records, medical bills, and numerous phone calls, handling it all by yourself will make an already stressful situation worse.
    • Enlisting the help of an experienced accident attorney will put your mind at ease, knowing the endless list of things to take care of is in the hands of professionals who have your best interest at heart.
    • From helping to gather evidence and file paperwork to guiding you when it comes to determining a fair settlement amount, it’s important to have professional help.
  2. Don’t Forget to Document:
    • Proper documentation is essential for insurance claims and legal proceedings. After ensuring everyone’s safety, document the accident scene by taking photographs or videos of the vehicles, injuries, and any relevant road conditions.
    • Exchange contact and insurance information with other parties involved, as well as contact information for any witnesses.
    • Keep track of other records in the days that follow as well, including insurance paperwork and medical records.
  3. Don’t Neglect Getting Medical Attention:
    • Even if you don’t believe you were seriously injured, it’s crucial to seek medical attention promptly after a car accident.
    • Some injuries, such as whiplash or internal injuries, may not be immediately apparent but could worsen over time if left untreated.
    • Even minor injuries should be evaluated by a healthcare professional to ensure proper treatment and documentation.

As you can see, there are a lot of “don’ts” after an accident, and it can be difficult to navigate everything alone. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced Sacramento personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-90001 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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