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Don’t say the wrong thing after a car accident

After a car insurance accident, you’ll find yourself pulled in many different directions. Most importantly, you need to address your injuries as quickly as possible. Along with this, follow the direction of your medical team as you work toward a full recovery.

As soon as possible, you’ll want to file a claim with your car insurance company. This sounds simple, but there are dangers lurking around every corner. Here are four things you should never say to your insurance agent:

  • You can record me: You don’t have to agree to this, so don’t let your agent pressure you into it. Politely decline the request and move on with the rest of the conversation.
  • I am sorry: You never want to use the word “sorry” when speaking with your agent after an accident. This could imply fault, even if the other party caused the accident.
  • I feel fine: Not all injuries exhibit symptoms immediately following an accident. For example, soft tissue and brain injuries could take several hours or days to impact your health.
  • Whiplash: This one word is thrown around all too often by people who are seeking money. Even if you have a back or neck injury, stop yourself from using this word.

It’s important to file an insurance claim shortly after an accident. It’s only the first step in the process, but it’s one you have to take.

If your insurance company is attempting to push you around, review your policy and learn more about your legal rights. You have the right to protect yourself every step of the way, all to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Alex Hanna was named Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer (2016) by The National Trial Lawyers.

Alex Hanna is rated a Premier DUI Attorney by the American Association of Premier DUI (2016).

Alex Hanna was named Traffic Lawyer of the Decade (2010) by the Minority Chamber of Commerce.

Alex Hanna was given the 2016 Client’s Choice Award from Avvo.

Alex Hanna is a member of The Florida Bar and Practices in the areas of Criminal, Traffic and Personal Injury Law since 2001.

Alex Hanna is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2016).

Alex Hanna is a member of the Esteemed Lawyers of America association (2017).

Alex Hanna is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (2017).

Alex Hanna was bestowed the 10 best law firm award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017.