If you’re involved in a car accident, it’s easy to lose your mind over the stress. However, it’s important to stay cool and take care of the situation. Here are a few things that you should NOT do after a car crash.
Leave the Scene
We all know that you must stay at the scene of a crash. But what if nobody was hurt and the damage is minor? If you’re in a rush, you may be tempted to just leave. To do so, however, is a criminal offense.
Neglect to Call the Police
You should always call the police after a car crash. You’re required to file a police report, even if nobody was hurt. Don’t leave it up to the insurance agencies, even if you strike up an agreement with the other driver. You don’t know if the other driver even has insurance or not.
Move a Seriously Injured Victim
If someone was seriously injured, don’t move them if you don’t know what you’re doing. It can cause even more damage. Just wait until medical help arrives. Of course, if someone is trapped in a car and you have reason to believe that it might catch on fire, you do need to get the victim out immediately.
Say It’s Your Fault
Don’t tell the police or the insurance agency that it was your fault. You don’t know whose fault it was. You may think it was your fault, but it’s too hard to tell after a crash. So many factors have to be taken into consideration, such as the speed of each car, the angle they were coming from, and much more.
Not Hire a Lawyer
You may think you don’t need a lawyer, but you do. Everything you say can be used against you by the insurance agencies. You also don’t know the various ins and outs of the law, and you’ll end up losing your rightful compensation.
If you were in a car accident, you’ll need a lawyer ASAP. Contact us today for legal help.