If you've been injured in a car accident in San Diego that wasn't your fault, chances are you're thinking about filing a personal injury claim. A San Diego car accident attorney can guide you through this complex and sometimes intimidating process. However, there are still things you can do to help your case as well as things to avoid that hurt your claim.

3 Common Mistakes at the Scene of a Car Crash in San Diego

Man making phone call after car accident in San Diego

  • Fleeing an accident scene. California law requires that drivers involved in accidents stop to exchange proper information. If you don't stop, not only will you hurt your chances of a claim, but you may be penalized with a license suspension or criminal charges.  
  • Not collecting car crash information. Be sure that you stop and exchange your insurance details with the other driver, and that you collect other information that may be relevant to the claims process, such as witness information and details about the extent of damage.  
  • Admitting fault. Even if you think you're to blame for the car crash, don't admit fault. Remember, "fault" is a technical, legal term, and in many instances, fault is relative. Don't apologize for the accident, even if the other driver appears injured, as a simple apology can cast suspicion on your responsibility for the crash which can damage your pursuit of filing a claim.
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Nadrich Car Accident Law 05/17/2012 03:59 PM
Those are three very common mistakes of people after a wreck. Maybe AAA or insurance companies could give this information to their drivers. It is very useful information.
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