Avoid these common mistakes after a pedestrian accident in Augusta to make sure you are eligible to recover the full compensation you deserve.
What mistakes should I avoid after a pedestrian accident in Augusta?
I met with a client recently who was involved in a nighttime pedestrian automobile accident on Washington Road. The client was getting off work from the Waffle House, and was crossing in a crosswalk when he was struck by an automobile turning left into the crosswalk. I learned of certain mistakes the client had made a month before he’d hired me. If you’re reading this, I’d like to tell you about the mistakes he made and give you tips to avoid those mistakes as well.
One mistake the client made was that he had given a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster a day after his accident. In that recorded statement, the client was coaxed by the insurance adjuster to admit that it was dark close to the crosswalk. I tell all clients that I represent to never give a statement to an insurance adjuster. I also tell clients to seek legal representation immediately from experienced lawyers who deal with pedestrian automobile accident cases on a regular basis. It’s important that the lawyer educate the client and tell them what to say and not say in the case. I always tell clients not to speak to insurance adjusters. In this client’s case, I was able to show the different bright lights around the intersection and prove that the client was visible due to his yellow Waffle House uniform clothing, garnering the client a good result in the case.
If you have an automobile pedestrian case, don’t make these mistakes. Seek out an attorney as soon as you can. We’d be happy to talk with you.
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