When someone else’s negligence causes you injury, you expect compensation for your medical costs and lost income, but simple errors could impact the outcome of a personal injury case.
To ensure that you receive everything you deserve, avoid making these common mistakes.
Posting about the case on social media platforms
If you are like most people, you probably use social media every day to communicate with friends, meet work commitments and update your loved ones about your life. After a serious accident, it is only natural to share information about it online, but, this mistake could cost you big if you pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Opposing legal counsel and insurance companies can use the content you post online against you, and even private accounts are not necessarily shielded from scrutiny. If you are seeking compensation after an accident, avoid talking about the case online and carefully consider whether any posts might downplay your injuries or damage your character.
Hiding preexisting conditions
You might consider concealing any prior conditions or illnesses that your worry will harm your case. However, there could be legal implications if you are not completely honest about your health.
Failing to follow medical advice
If you neglect to follow the instructions of your doctor, you risk causing yourself greater injury. You could also jeopardize your personal injury case.
Taking simple precautions and using common sense will help you avoid most mistakes, but if you are ever unsure about an action, a legal expert can provide direction.