Avoid Common Mistakes After a Virginia Beach Car Accident

Avoid Mistakes after a Virginia Beach Car Accident

Car crashes can feel like a thunderstorm, and in the whirlwind that follows, you might not know exactly what to do or how to act. The golden rule? Zip those lips and let your lawyer do the talking! That’s where the attorneys at Korslund Law come in, guiding you around potholes on the road to your rightful compensation.

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Plead Your Case to the Police

If the unexpected happens and you’re in a car crash in Virginia Beach, remember this – silence is golden. Talking to the officer? Stick to JUST the facts. Do not admit any fault or accept any blame for the accident. Even something as simple as an apology or a “sorry” could be seen as an admittance of guilt and may prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve.

You might be face-to-face with the person who caused the accident. It’s natural to want to exchange a few words. However, it’s imperative to remember what was mentioned above. Saying even just a few words incorrectly can end up harming you in the long run. If the other side’s insurance company pegs you as partly to blame, they might slam the door on your claim. This could also spin a web of troubles for your case down the line. Leave the chatter to the pros – let a lawyer from Korslund Law be your voice. Our expertise in the area provides you with an expert voice that knows what tricks the insurance companies try to pull, and can keep you in the clear from any acceptance of guilt in the accident.

A Word of Caution with Insurance Companies

You know how in fairy tales, the wolf often dresses up as grandma? That’s what the other driver’s insurance company might do. They’ll contact you soon after the accident, wearing a friendly grin, and offer to help with your claim. They might even ask for a recorded statement about the crash and your injuries.

Don’t take the bait! Keep your 5th Amendment shield up and consult with a lawyer before giving any statement. Without your attorney by your side, you might unintentionally say something that could trip up your case. It’s essential to consult with Korslund Law before saying anything to the insurance companies.

The representatives will come off as a friendly hand offering help, but don’t be fooled. Their job is to look out for the best interests of the insurance company. They don’t remotely care about your outcome, or helping you for that matter. Their biggest hope is that your statement can be used to prove that you are at fault in the accident – which results in protecting their pockets from any potential payouts. 

Don’t Trip Over Your Tongue After a Virginia Beach Car Accident

The major mistake after a car accident? Saying anything that could be mistaken as admitting fault. Even an apology could be the one thing that keeps you from your rightful compensation. Remember your 5th Amendment right and have your attorney with you when you talk about the accident. Our expert attorneys know their tricks and how to talk with insurance companies to keep you in the best position of receiving the potential compensation.

Been in a car accident? Got a loved one who has? Don’t try to figure it out alone. Reach out to Korslund Law today for a free consultation about your case. We’re here to defend your rights and make sure you have the best shot at getting the compensation you deserve. We defend each client as if they’re our own family, and the free consultation offers you a no-risk trial with us to see how we operate – and to ensure that we can offer you the best possible outcome for your case. If we aren’t the best fit, we’ll be up front about that as well, to ensure you are best represented in your case.