Some of the most common mistakes that can ruin your car accident case that we see with people take place shortly after the accident. Sometimes your insurance company, or even the other insurance company, will call to get your statement. I have many clients who have an appointment with me, and when they call I let them know do not give any statements unless I’m present or I am there on a conference call because the other insurance company will try to ask questions in a certain way that are often not helpful to the case, and sometimes misleading, and then we are stuck with that recorded statement because you gave it freely.
Other things that some people forget is to take photos of the accident scene itself. I had one client come in with photos of the cars as they sat after the impact, and that alone was critical to proving to the insurance company that the story that their insured was giving them was completely false and it allowed us to show them that their insured was at fault, that we were completely within our lane, and that they needed to pay our property damage, and then eventually maybe pain and suffering bodily injury recovery.
Attorney Richard Nicotra is a partner with Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC and has achieved the highest rating of 10 on Avvo.
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