Auto accidents rank among the most traumatic events that people experience during their lives. It’s common for victims to want to share their experiences with others, but it’s important to understand that the details of your accident can be of a sensitive nature—especially if you’re filing a claim for compensation.
Insurance companies have teams of adjusters who are tasked with finding ways to reduce or deny settlements to innocent victims. One way they do that is by obtaining statements from victims themselves, their social media accounts, or even the people close to them.
Outside of your immediate family members, there are only three people that you should trust and be honest with immediately after the crash:
- The responding police officer—Always tell the truth when speaking with the responding police officer at the accident scene. However, don’t volunteer information about the accident, and never admit fault for the crash prematurely.
- The medical professionals who treat your injuries—Patient confidentiality laws protect you when it comes to talking to the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who provide care after the crash. Never lie about or exaggerate your injuries—doing so can jeopardize your claim.
- Your Nashville auto accident lawyer—Your lawyer has your best interests in mind, including maximizing your compensation claim. The more information we know about your crash, the the better our chances of maximizing your claim.