What mistakes should I avoid?

What mistakes should I avoid? There are infinite ways that you can do things to damage the value of your own case.

Most of them are what we called “not fatal damages” but will make things harder or potentially lower the value of your case. As we see them coming up, we will warn you. However, there are two big mistakes that can significantly impact your case:

    1. Missing medical appointments for your recovery. 
      We understand that no amount of money can make up for your injury. However, we want to make sure that you have the resources to return to your pre-accident condition, or as close as possible. To help us get the insurance company to pay for your recovery, your number one job after getting injured in an accident is to seek treatment from any necessary medical providers (i.e. general practitioners, surgeons, physical therapists, mental health counselors, etc.) and follow their recommendations. We know it can be difficult to attend all the appointments, and you may be tempted to skip some or take a break, but it is important to know that this can cause problems and significantly lower the value of your case.
    2. Communicating on social media.
      We live in a digital age, and for many of us, our lives are often recorded and shared with other people. In a legal situation, when you are pursuing an insurance company for damages, we must assume that information posted online can be taken out of context or perceived incorrectly by a jury. We advise all our clients to abstain from social media during the pendency of their case. This can be difficult to do (and maybe impossible for some), but it is our job to tell you how to make your case as strong as possible. There is nothing positive that can come from using social media with respect to your accident case.

If you are concerned about what mistakes you should avoid during your case, please contact us immediately.