Providing a written or oral statement to the insurance company

An insurance adjuster’s job is to look for ways to trip you up and get you to admit partial fault to reduce or deny your claim. Your attorney should instead handle communication with the insurance provider so only relevant details are provided. 

Using social media improperly

Although you may want to share news about your accident, never discuss the case in any way online, as your words may be used against you when pursuing legal action against the at-fault party. This is also important for insurance purposes, as even completely benign and innocent photos may be utilized to reduce your settlement if they give the appearance you aren’t severely injured.

After any accident with a head wound, always document the scene with photographs if possible and gather contact info for eyewitnesses. Visit a doctor quickly as you can, and then work with an attorney who can thoroughly investigate the case to prove negligence. 

Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims
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