After you have been injured in an Atlanta accident, it's vital that you pursue courses of action that increase the likelihood your claim will be successful. Conversely, you should avoid courses of action that could cast doubt on the legitimacy of your claim or threaten it in some other way.
In addition to meeting with an Atlanta car accident lawyer, you should avoid the following:
- Don't admit fault to anyone, even if you think the accident was your fault. "Fault" is a technical, legal term and is interpreted in a very specific way as it applies to the law. Even apologizing, even out of politeness, can be considered an admission of fault.
- Don't give any recorded or written statements to your insurance company, at least not until you have spoken with an Atlanta car accident attorney.
- Don't sign any waivers, agreements, or accept any final payments until you have spoken with an attorney.
- Don't ignore the time limits of your policy. Many require a proof of loss within a specific time frame in order for you to be eligible for compensation.
In addition to these things that you should not do, it's crucial that you do contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer who can answer your questions and navigate you through the Atlanta accident claims process.
Contacting an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your Atlanta accident case - 404-842-7838.