Mistakes That Harm Your Auto Accident Claim

Posted by: on Fri, Feb 15, 2019

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Most people are aware of what needs to be done when an accident occurs. It is essential to ensure that you do all that is necessary to protect your claim that will have to be made if you are injured in a car accident. When you contact a Las Vegas auto accident attorney, they will have a number of questions to ask so that they can thoroughly work on your behalf. The following is a list of mistakes to avoid so that your claim isn’t negatively impacted: 

Not reporting to the police 
If you are involved in an accident, one of the first things you should do is contact the police. The officer will make an official report, which will help strengthen your claim given that the incident will have been documented. This will also help to deter the person who caused the accident from attempting to flee the scene. 

Failing to take pictures 
Another step to remember is to take pictures. These pictures will also help to show who is at fault and the damage that was caused. The LV accident attorney you contact will use these in your claim when you seek compensation for damage and any injuries you experience. 

Forgetting to seek medical help 
It is imperative to seek medical help when involved in an accident. Though you may not feel pain right away, there could be injuries you have that may present health issues later on. Further, if you have been injured, the medical records should be included in your claim, as well. 

Not obtaining an attorney 
The worst mistake is not having proper legal representation. A Las Vegas personal injury attorney will work for you to get the compensation you deserve and help with this complex process. 

Contact the office of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright for your consultation to have your questions answered.