Mistake #1: Failing to Get Medical Care
If you've been involved in an Atlanta truck accident, it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don't believe you've been injured. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not have immediate symptoms. Furthermore, if you wait too long to seek medical attention, the insurance company could try to argue that your injuries were pre-existing or that they weren't caused by the accident.
Mistake #2: Failing to Call the Police
You should always call local law enforcement after a truck accident, even if it seems like the damage is minor. A police report can be extremely helpful in building your case later on.
Mistake #3: Waiting Too Long to Take Legal Action
It's important to act quickly after a truck accident. The longer you wait, the harder it becomes to gather evidence in order to build a strong case. In addition, there is a two-year statute of limitations for Georgia personal injury claims.
Mistake #4: Posting About the Accident on Social Media
You should avoid posting about your truck accident on social media, as anything you say may be used against you by the insurance company.
Mistake #5: Speaking With Insurers Directly
It's also a good idea to avoid speaking with insurers directly after an accident. Instead, let your lawyer handle all communications with the insurance company on your behalf.
You Can Count on Rechtman & Spevak to Fight for You
If you've been injured in a truck accident, it's important that you have someone on your side who can help you navigate the legal process. The Georgia truck accident attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak are here to guide you through the process of resolving your claim, and will fight to secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. Contact our Atlanta law office today by filling out our online form or call 404-355-2688 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.