Colorado Auto Accident FAQ: What if the other driver offers me cash?
It sounds like a good idea and at first… seems to be a quick solution to repairing your car and getting on with your life, right? Wrong.
Stop and think about this for a moment, and consider the following:
Is the other driver trustworthy?
If someone offers to write you a check for thousands of dollars, you would be wise to wonder if that person really has the money – or if he or she is even writing the check from their own bank account! For example, how much money do you keep in your checking account?
Auto accidents can have serious and long-lasting consequences.
You may have been injured in the crash and feel that you have just a few bruises, but nothing much to worry about. In truth, your injuries may be more serious than you think.
After a few days or weeks, it may become obvious that you have sustained a severe injury which will need long-term treatment.
If you accept payment from the other driver, it may be considered that you are releasing that person from future liabilities from your injuries.
Remember, the legal system is designed to protect accident victims.
It’s important to trust that system to get the compensation you need and deserve. You will be facing some significant costs associated with your accident such as: the cost to repair or replace your vehicle and on-going treatment for your injuries.
You must do everything in your power to ensure that you receive all the money you will need to restore balance to your life.
Keep in mind these two important facts:
- The actions you take immediately after your loss or injury can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of your case.
- What you’ve experienced is traumatic, and you cannot know the full extent of your injuries until a period of time has passed.
So, regardless of the circumstances, you should never accept cash from the other driver involved in your accident.
Instead you should immediately call McDivitt Law Firm. One of our experienced Colorado auto accident lawyers is available to help you.
Call toll free (877) 846-4878, or click here for a consultation firm. The first consultation is free, and you won’t owe us anything until we collect money for you.Back to the Blog