Not Calling the Police
A police officer is responsible for documenting the events of an accident. They will create an official report. The official report is used when making a claim for your injuries.
Not Exchanging Contact Information
If you are involved in a car accident with another person it is imperative to exchange contact information. Request the other driver’s phone number, address, full name and insurance information. Even if neither one of you appear hurt in the car accident or truck accident it is important to remember injuries and vehicle damage can become apparent later when the shock and adrenalin wears off and there is more time to fully review the situation.
Not Getting Medical Treatment
It is important to go the doctor after your accident to get a medical opinion even if you do not think that you are hurt. The body often goes into shock after an accident and you may not feel pain right away. In fact, injuries may not be fully discovered until weeks later. If your doctor gives you a treatment plan to follow, then you will need to follow it to the tee.
It is also important to note the insurance company will use any lapse in treatment or failure to follow a treatment plan as an argument to not compensate you fully for your injuries.
Not Contacting a Truck Accident Attorney
You will need to contact a Missouri accident attorney if you have been involved in an accident. Grayson & Grayson can protect your rights and help you get compensated.