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Common misconceptions you may have about car accidents

You may be under the impression that motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina are easy to deal with if you have insurance. This is just one of many myths that people believe about car accidents. Being misinformed about this type of event can make it harder for you to cope with any personal injuries and car accident-related expenses you may have. 

Do not wait until you are in a car accident to learn the truth. Take some time now to learn about some common car accident myths so you can handle the aftermath right way. 

Myth: Your insurer is your friend 

Auto insurers are not always vested in your best interests. It does not matter if you are a lifelong customer for years and have never missed a payment. Your insurer is going to do anything it can to reduce payment or avoid paying your claim. You should consider letting an attorney contact your insurer on your behalf so you can avoid getting talked into a corner. Your insurer will record your conversations to use anything you say to avoid liability. 

Myth: You will never forget what happened 

The minutes leading up to a car accident and the moments afterward are not always easy for victims to recall with clarity. Because of the chaos and confusion that ensues, you may not remember every detail about your accident until much later or not at all. Some people do not remember much until they see pictures of their belongings and damaged vehicles. 

Myth: If you feel fine, you are fine 

Injuries do not always show up immediately after car accidents. It is not uncommon for some victims to feel and look completely normal after their ordeals only to end up with delayed motor vehicle injuries. Sometimes, car accident trauma shows up several days and weeks afterward. It is important for you to have yourself assessed for injuries by a medical professional to rule out the possibility of serious trauma like brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, whiplash and internal bleeding. 

Make sure you have measures in place to help you deal with life after a car accident. Even though you do not need to rely on them now, they can help you to navigate the challenges you may encounter during your recovery.

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