What NOT to do after a car or big truck accident | Bart Durham Injury Law

What NOT to do after a car or big truck accident

The moments after an accident can be an emotional blur for everyone involved. It can seem that there are a lot of steps to remember following a wreck. However, there are a few things that anyone involved in an accident should NOT do to avoid headaches in the days and weeks to come.

Don't post about the accident on social media...AT ALL

In an emotional moment, it can feel natural to share photos and details about the experience to your online friends. DO NOT POST ANYTHING AT ALL - even things unrelated to the accident - until after speaking with an attorney.


As the other party builds their defense, they may use these posts to show they were not at fault or you were not as injured as you claim. Even if you are not at fault, these posts on Facebook or Instagram can act as a type of recorded statement.

Don't avoid going to the doctor

Whether you don't like appointments or don't want the medical bills, trying to heal after an accident without proper medical care is not a good idea. Visiting a doctor is not only crucial to getting back to 100%, but these medical records are essential in building a case and determining a fair settlement. These files can show the judge the extent of injuries you endured because of someone else's negligence, and how long it took for you to fully recover. Plus, the statements from these services will be factored into your settlement total.

Don't tackle the case alone

Even if you think your case is easy to manage, getting a lawyer can ensure that you receive the money you deserve. We offer free legal consultation to help get your case started. Give us a call at 615-242-9000 or contact us online. We are here 24/7 for you!


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