Auto Accident Dos and Don’ts

by Staff Blogger | June 3rd, 2019

You were just involved in an auto accident. You’re in pain, your loved ones are hurt, and your injuries may prevent you from going back to work for weeks, months, or even years. Making the right moves during this time—and avoiding big mistakes—can help you protect your health and your rights to compensation.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident attorneys know that this may be a stressful time for you and your family. This list of dos and don’ts can help you stay on the right track after your auto accident:

  • Do get medical treatment—Getting treatment at a hospital or doctor’s office prevents your health from worsening and also creates a valuable medical record of your injuries.
  • Don’t admit fault—Whether you’re talking to the police officer, the other driver, witnesses, or the insurance adjuster, never admit fault for the crash. Doing so can jeopardize your claim, even if evidence proves you didn’t cause the accident.
  • Do notify your insurance provider—Your insurance provider requires notification of all accidents within a few days, so don’t wait too long to alert them of the accident.
  • Don’t wait to file a claim—Tennessee’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is among the shortest in the nation at one year. In addition, evidence can quickly disappear. The sooner you call our legal team, the better.

That’s just a small list of things to do and to avoid after a crash. Call us today to get the experienced legal representation you and your loved ones deserve after your auto accident.