Nobody starts the day planning to get into a car accident. Accidents are called that for a reason, because they are always unexpected. Being prepared and knowing what to do after a car accident is very important, and so is knowing what not to do. Here are something you should never do if you have or are involved in a car accident.
Do Not Get Angry
Car accidents can be frustrating, therefore it is so important to remember to not get too excited and angry. Don’t get out of your car in the middle of the road to scream at the other driver, even if the other driver is the cause of the accident. Try to be pleasant, alert, polite, and courteous to the other driver. It is probably just as upsetting to them as it is for you. Try to get witnesses.
Do Not Leave The Scene of An Accident
Never leave the scene of an accident without exchanging contact and insurance information with the other driver. Leaving an accident can have a heavy fine and even imprisonment of up to one year in many states.
Do Not Post Anything About The Accident on Facebook, Twitter or any Social Media
It is never a good idea to post anything about an accident on any type of social media. Ever! If your case is being litigated, your social media accounts may be discoverable and used in evidence. If your attorney has to file a lawsuit to get you the money you deserve, your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may be required to be produced to the defense for review.
Car accidents are never a good thing but they can be made much worse by your action after the accident. The experienced car accident attorneys at McMahon, Kublick & Smith, P.C. have been there for many clients who have been in car accidents in Syracuse and Central New York and they know first hand the benefits of doing the right things after an accident. By keeping calm, exchanging information, and keeping any details of the accident off social media you better your chance of an outcome in your favor.
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