Four Mistakes To Avoid After A Car Accident

At the Law Firm of Laub & Laub, we care about helping you recover full and fair compensation after a car crash in Nevada or California. Here are a few key mistakes you should avoid:

1. Waiting Too Long To Get Legal Help

Did you know that a "statute of limitations" applies to car accidents and other personal injury cases? This means that you have a strict time limit for pursuing compensation. Specifically, you have only two years from the date of the injury to bring a claim — otherwise you will forever lose the right to bring the matter to court.

While two years is the absolute maximum amount of time you have, the fact is that you should actually obtain legal representation as soon as possible after the crash. Why? Because witnesses may vanish, tire tracks may wash away, and other essential evidence may quickly disappear.

2. Not Following Through On Medical Care

Getting medical treatment for your injuries is essential, not only for the sake of your health, but also for building a strong personal injury case. Medical documentation is the key to establishing the worth of your case. It is also key to proving that your injuries are even related to the accident.

If you have concerns about how to pay for medical care while your personal injury case is pending, talk to us. We will be happy to discuss your options.

3. Talking With Other Insurance Companies

The other person's insurance company will likely contact you and ask for a statement. Don't provide one. The insurance adjuster is looking for some way to shift the blame onto you. Instead of talking to him or her, give one of our lawyers a call for advice.

4. Accepting An Unfair Settlement

It's always best to consult an attorney before accepting a settlement offer from the insurance company. It may seem like you're being offered more than enough money, but keep in mind that the insurance company is focused on making a profit. Any amount they willingly offer you is likely to be less than what you really deserve.

Don't take chances. Talk with us in a free consultation. Call the Law Firm of Laub & Laub at 775-391-4153. You can also reach our Reno law firm online.