7 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Personal Injury Case
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What are common mistakes people make if they have been injured in a truck accident?
There are mistakes, believe it or not, that parties who are not at fault in truck accidents make concerning their cases. Not just truck accident cases but in regular car accident cases, as well. They claim to have been injured, but then do boneheaded stuff like posting pictures on their Facebook page or Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat of them out playing basketball or riding in bumper cars at the county fair or hot air balloon riding over South Mountain. These things are just silly. It’s hard for you to claim to be personally injured when you have Facebook posts like that.
Please be aware that the insurance company and a competent opposing counsel is going to go research all of this information. It’s silly to post all of this stuff if you’re claiming to be injured, especially if it’s a soft tissue injury case. You don’t have any broken bones but you’re just claiming strains and all of that stuff. You can’t be out playing basketball or flag football and posting this stuff on Facebook. That’s going to come back to bite you. It’s going to work against you. It’s going to take away from the value of your case because the insurance company and if it went to trial, the jury is not going to believe that you were that hurt in a car accident or truck accident if you’re out playing volleyball with your girlfriend and high school buddies.
It’s important that you don’t make critical mistakes like that. Rushing back to work too soon when you’re not well and reinjuring yourself because it could be that they’re not responsible for that subsequent injury. You want to be very careful. While you’re healing, heal. Take your recovery process seriously. Make sure you get back to where you need to get to before you resume a lot of normal activities. I know it’s a burden. I know you want to get back to life quick but all of these things weigh into it. Go to all of your doctor’s appointments. You can’t go one week, then skip five weeks, then go back. These are all arguments that are going to be brought up that are going to take away from the value of your case, arguments that are going to be made about then.
Do all of your treatment. Do everything that the doctor says. Get well and don’t make the critical mistake of taking your recovery process lightly because you filed the claim. You have to follow through all the way to the end with patience and with endurance so that you get the best possible outcome. When you talk with one of our attorneys, when you call and talk with them, they’ll go over all of that stuff with you to make sure that you aren’t making mistakes that are reducing the value of your case.
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