3 Common Mistakes That Can Hurt Auto Accident Claims

by Staff Blogger | June 4th, 2018

Car crashes are often extremely costly for victims. In addition to dealing with totaled vehicles that require thousands of dollars in repairs, victims also may be facing expensive medical bills and weeks or even months where they’re too hurt to go back to work—and that means no paychecks that they and their loved ones depend on.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident attorneys know how important it is for victims and their families to get back on track after crashes. It’s our goal to help our clients get maximum compensation, but we also know that claims are subject to many factors, including mistakes made by victims themselves.

You can avoid making a costly mistake by being aware of these common missteps:

  1. Saying too much to the insurance adjuster—Insurance adjusters have one primary responsibility: reducing or denying claim payments to victims like you. Leave the communication with the insurance company up to your attorney instead.
  2. Lying about your injuries—Never exaggerate or downplay your injuries. Being dishonest about the severity or origin of your injuries can disqualify you from receiving compensation for your auto accident.
  3. Waiting too long to get help—Car accident claims are subject to statutes of limitations, but an even more pressing issue is the availability of evidence. Important evidence can and often does quickly disappear after crashes, and that’s why time is of the essence when it comes to starting an investigation.

Don’t risk your future or your chances of getting the money you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.