3 Common Mistakes that Can Jeopardize Auto Accident Claims

by NPHM | April 17th, 2019

After an accident, you’re focused on making sure you and your loved ones get the medical treatment you need. However, you may soon need to file a compensation claim for your accident-related expenses, including your medical bills and lost wages.

At Nurenberg Paris, our Ohio auto accident attorneys want to help you maximize your chances of getting full compensation, but it’s important to remember that the things you do between the moments after your crash and the day your claim finalizes can impact how much money you can receive.

Avoid These 3 Potential Missteps

Insurance companies are always looking for ways to reduce or deny victims’ claims. When victims make the following missteps, insurance companies often use them as excuses to pay them less money:

  1. Admitting fault for the crash—Never admit for the accident, whether you’re speaking to the responding police officer, the other driver, your insurance company, or even posting on social media. Admitting fault can make it difficult to get compensation, even if evidence proves you didn’t cause the accident.
  2. Waiting too long to get medical treatment—Insurance companies are skeptical of injury claims by default. If you wait too long to see a doctor or go to the hospital, the insurance company may assume your injuries are pre-existing.
  3. Talking about your accident on social media—Insurance adjusters are known for keeping tabs on victims, including following their social media profiles. If you talk about the accident on social media and your posts differ from the official account of what happened, your claim may be affected.

We’re Here to Protect You from the Insurance Company

The insurance company is out to protect its profits—not your rights to compensation. There are many pitfalls associated with injury claims, but our Ohio car accident attorneys want to help you navigate through this difficult time.

Our law firm knows the insurance company’s tricks, and we won’t let you become a victim for a second time. Call us today for a free consultation.