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Mistakes to Avoid After a Louisville Car Accident

What are the mistakes to avoid after a Louisville car accident?  If you have been involved in a Louisville car accident due at least in part to the negligence of another driver, you can file a personal injury claim to seek recovery of many types of financial damages associated with the accident.

Many people initially believe they have escaped the accident without an serious injuries.  They feel like they have bumps and bruises, but there is no obvious trauma.  The first mistake you can make after a collision of any force whatsoever is to seek a thorough medical evaluation from an experienced trauma physician (emergency room or ER).  There are many injuries which can take days or even weeks to present outward or noticeable symptoms.  The failure to see a physician within 24 to 48 hours of the accident can severely damage the value of your injury claim, as well as your ability to make a personal injury claim at all.

One of the mistakes to avoid after a Louisville car accident is to discuss your injuries or anything about how the accident occurred.  The best policy is not to discuss anything about how you are feeling or how the accident occurred with anyone other than the police and your own personal injury attorney.  Do not discuss these matters with your own insurance representatives or the adjusters who represent the driver(s) who caused the accident.  Many people innocently tell an insurance adjuster a seemingly small detail such as “I’m ok” or “I’m not sure what happened,” only to have their words twisted and used against them later.  The best policy is not to discuss the accident or your injuries with any insurance personnel until you have spoken with an HLH attorney.

One of the other mistakes to avoid after a Louisville car accident is posting anything on social media.  This is true in the immediate aftermath of the accident as well as for the following several weeks.  Every post or picture can be obtained by opposing parties and used against you to reduce the value and credibility of your valid personal injury claim.

The best policy after any motor vehicle accident is to see a physician within 24 to 48 hours and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak with one of our attorneys for a free consultation.  Learn how to handle all communications and how to protect the integrity and value of your personal injury claim.

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