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Don’t Make These Post-Auto Accident Mistakes

At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, we understand that an auto accident victim may be a little stunned after crashes. This can easily lead to a degree of temporary confusion or disorientation.  A post-accident checklist helps us with the evidence needed to maximize the chance of receiving full compensation, but not everyone is able to do that after a traumatic or painful event.

Our Arkansas car accident lawyers are here to help auto accident victims regardless of what happened in the minutes, hours, or days after their crashes. With many years of experience on our side, we know how to present the facts that support the claim in order to get a just result.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a crash and needs legal representation, we can give you peace of mind by handling your case so you can focus on getting better. In any event, it is our recommendation that you avoiding these common post-auto accident mistakes:

  • Accepting the insurance company’s settlement offer – In the days or weeks after the crash, you may be offered a settlement offer from the insurance company. It is common for an insurance company negotiator to extend what may actually be a “lowball” offer. Never accept an offer before discussing it with your attorney. Do so can prevent you from being able to seek the full amount of compensation you deserve.
  • Talking about the accident on social media – Insurance adjusters look for ways to reduce or deny claims. They can use social media as a means to do so. Talking about the crash online is not wise. Your words can be twisted and taken out of context. Social media information can be used to make it look like you have admitted fault or that you have unwittingly revealed details that are contrary your later representation. Don’t give an insurance adjuster an opportunity to twist your words to try and nullify your chances of getting the money you deserve.

The normal aftermath of an auto accident is stressful and difficult enough. Avoiding these mistakes can help maintain the integrity of your case and keep your claim from getting derailed. When you call our legal team, you’ll know your claim is in the hands of professionals. Call today for a free consultation, and let us fight for your right to receive all the money you deserve.

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