What To Know About Keeping Things To Yourself After An Accident


Many victims are eager to talk about their accident to almost anyone that will listen. There is some therapeutic value in venting about traumatic events. However, if you want to be paid a compensation package that will cover your damages, you should think twice about speaking to just anyone about the experience. To find out why, read below. 

Don't Give an Interview

It's not the local press you must worry about but the other driver's insurance adjuster. To help the adjuster determine fault, they may phone and ask you to participate in a recorded interview. They want to ask you about how the accident happened, your injuries, and how you are doing now. While all that sounds innocent enough, personal injury lawyers urge victims to let their lawyers handle such interviews to prevent problems. You could accidentally say something that you did not realize was harmful but could jeopardize your case.

Don't Take to Social Media

You might also want to avoid posting about the accident on Twitter and the like. It's too easy to give the wrong idea about the accident that way. The other side could gain access to your posts and misinterpret the things you posted about. For example, you might be looking forward to taking a beach vacation after you are paid for your injuries. That type of post could backfire, however, given your injuries.

Don't Share Personal Information

It's perfectly fine to sign a release so that your personal injury lawyer can access your medical records. Your medical treatment is an important part of your accident damages. However, never agree to let the other side have access to your records. Let your lawyer handle all such requests. It's possible that the other side is trying to find medical conditions in your history to blame your present injuries on.

More Tips for Victims

Keep the below in mind as you deal with your accident case:

  1. Get a lawyer as soon as possible and don't do anything without checking with them first. You can say nearly anything to your lawyer because they will keep it confidential.
  2. If you feel the need to speak about your case, consider seeking mental health counseling to help you cope with things in a confidential manner.
  3. Never speak with the other driver or contact them in any manner. Even if you feel sorry for the accident happening, never apologize to the other guy under any circumstances.

Speak to a car accident lawyer to find out more


13 May 2022

Consulting with an Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

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