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Seven Mistakes People Make After An Alabama Car Accident Injury

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At the Blackwell Law Firm, we focus exclusively on cases involving serious personal injury or death. From our office in Huntsville, we represent clients across Alabama. Our philosophy is simple -- We prepare every case for trial. We believe hard work and preparation produce the best settlements and best trials for our clients. We want to answer your Alabama law questions. We regularly teach seminars and write articles to provide useful legal information for consumers. If you have questions, let us know. You can reach us at (256) 261-1315.

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Seven Mistakes People Make After An Alabama Car Accident Injury

  1. 1. SEVEN MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT INJURY Blackwell Law Firm 2019
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  3. 3. Most people will live their entire lives without a serious injury. What happens if you do suffer a personal injury?
  4. 4. Mistake Number 1: Make Wrongful Admissions At The Scene Blackwell Law Firm 2019
  5. 5. People often say “I’m sorry” to be polite. The words may be a polite expression but many people will interpret them as an admission of fault.
  6. 6. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR WORDS ADMISSIONS CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A LATER CASE
  7. 7. Mistake Number 2: Minimize Injuries Or Pain
  8. 8. Because of adrenaline or shock, you may not feel hurt at the scene.
  9. 9. Do NOT Minimize Your Injuries At The Scene. Do NOT Minimize Your Injuries Later With The Doctors.
  10. 10. Be Honest. If You Ignore Or Minimize Injuries And Pain, You Risk Your Health, Healing And Claim.
  11. 11. Mistake Number 3: Sign Papers From The Insurance Company
  12. 12. The Insurance Company May Ask You To Sign Authorizations Allowing It To Get Your Medical Records Or Financial Documents
  13. 13. The Insurance Company Wants To Dig Into Your Past!
  14. 14. Seek Legal Advice Before Signing Papers That Release Your Claims Or Allow Access To Your Private Information.
  15. 15. Mistake Number 4: Give A Recorded Statement To An Adjuster
  16. 16. • Insurance Adjusters Are Trained To Look For Reasons To Deny Or Defend Claims. They Love To Take Recorded Statements From You! • Be Careful. You May Be Recorded.
  17. 17. Mistake Number 5: Ignore Doctor’s Advice
  18. 18. If You Want The Insurance Adjuster, Judge Or Jury To Take Your Claim Seriously, Then You Must Take It Seriously!
  19. 19. Mistake Number 6: Allow Evidence To Disappear
  20. 20. SOME EVIDENCE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. EXAMPLES INCLUDE: • CAR DAMAGE • SKID MARKS • ACCIDENT SCENE DETAILS • DEFECTIVE CAR PARTS • SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE • EYEWITNESSES
  21. 21. Mistake Number 7: Discuss The Accident, Injuries Or Limitations On Social Media
  22. 22. Insurance Companies And Their Lawyers Often Look For Social Media Posts To Use Against You!
  23. 23. • FOR MORE INFORMATION, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE OR BLOG WHICH CONTAINS A WRITTEN ARTICLE ON THIS ISSUE. THEY ARE LOCATED AT: • BLACKWELL LAW FIRM WEBSITE • BLACKWELL LAW FIRM BLOG
  24. 24. BLACKWELL LAW FIRM 120 Holmes Ave NE, #401 Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 261-1315 www.blackwell-attorneys.com

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