3 Big Mistakes That Will Wreck Your Accident Claim!
When you’re behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, even the smallest type of mistake can prove to be costly, or even fatal.
Similarly, if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, a small, misguided, mistake can certainly have enough power, that it can ultimately derail your entire claim. You could see a reduction in the credibility of your case/claim, the compensation associated with a claim can be greatly lowered, or in some cases, it can be dismissed altogether.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is not only aware of this, but we proactively take steps to help our clients avoid these mistakes – because we truly understand the severity of these situations.
Here are the 3 Big Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Accident Claim in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia:
Posting On Social Media
Every legal case requires discipline when it comes to messaging!
Certain photos or social media posts have the ability to become powerful enough that they contradict the narrative that your attorney is attempting to put forward, and your case can be damaged immensely.
In this age of technology, it’s become quite normal for insurance adjusters and/or investigators to use social media as a tool to search for any discrepancies in injury cases. If you continue to post on social media, as though nothing has happened, it’ll be very difficult for anyone to make the case that your quality of life has been disrupted. Apps that track your whereabouts can be especially problematic since posting will give the impression that you’ve been just as active as ever.
Discussing Your Accident With Others
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it’s clearly going to be a topic of discussion amongst your family and close friends.
But sadly, many times, people are driven to make their accident details a topic of conversation with everyone they cross paths with – in doing so, they are taking small steps to unknowingly hurt them in the end. It’s best to make sure that after an accident, you choose the right people to speak to – the police, your immediate family, and your attorney.
It’s also best to make sure that when you do speak with an attorney, you provide them with all of the appropriate accident details and photos.
Ignoring Medical Appointments & Medical Advice
If you’ve just been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it’s crucial that you maintain the regimen of practicing your doctor’s advice on your injury/injuries.
Furthermore, if you’ve scheduled any additional follow-up appointments with your primary care physician, or, a specialist, it is in your best interest to make sure that you not only show up but also coordinate any future necessary appointments going forward, as failing to do so can aid in the questioning of whether or not your claim truly warrants compensation.
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