You know to check for your injuries and you know to call 911 if anyone is injured or your accident occurred in a location that puts you or other motorists in jeopardy. You know to share your insurance information with the other driver. In short, you know what to do after a Missouri car crash. However, do you know what not to do?
5 Things You Shouldn’t Do After a Missouri Crash
It is important to protect your legal rights and potential recovery beginning the moment that you are hurt. If you are conscious at the accident scene then it is important not to:
- Apologize. An apology may be seen as an admission of fault.
- Argue. You do not want to appear contentious, aggressive or unreasonable.
- Give your version of what happened to anyone other than a police officer. Do not give the other driver(s) time to change their story based on what you say happened. Instead, you will have an opportunity to tell your side of the story later.
- Sign anything other than something provided to you by a police officer. You may sign an agreement to appear in court provided by an officer, but you do not want to sign anything else without speaking with your lawyer.
- Leave the scene of the accident. Of course, if you are injured then you may leave the scene of the accident in an ambulance.
You can cooperate with police, get the help that you need, and protect yourself without taking the actions described above.
Call an Osage Beach Car Accident Lawyer Today to Learn More
For more information about how to protect your rights after a Missouri car crash, please contact an experienced Osage Beach car accident attorney today at (573) 240-8866 to schedule an initial consultation.