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Errors that could cost you your car accident personal injury case

On Behalf of | Jun 7, 2024 | Car Accidents

Legal action is likely necessary if you want to recover compensation after a serious car accident. That might sound simple enough, especially if the evidence in your case seems straightforward and favorable, but you have to exercise caution as you proceed with your personal injury case, as even a seemingly minor misstep can lead to a disastrous outcome that strips you of the financial recovery and closure that you need.

Errors to avoid when building your personal injury lawsuit

With that in mind, let’s look at some mistakes that you’ll want to avoid as you build your car accident personal injury case. They include:

  • Talking about your case with family members and friends who may then be subpoenaed to testify against you.
  • Posting on social media in a way that makes you look responsible for the accident or in a way that gives the impression that you’ve exaggerated your injuries in your legal claim.
  • Failing to seek out medical care for all your accident injury symptoms or foregoing recommended follow up care.
  • Neglecting to track all your damages, including how your injuries have impacted your ability to live a normal life.
  • Giving a recorded statement to an insurance company that can then be used against you in your personal injury case.
  • Waiting too long to file your lawsuit.
  • Deciding to not call the police after your accident.
  • Trying to navigate the personal injury lawsuit process on your own.

Avoid mistakes that could be costly to your car accident case

Any of the errors mentioned above could prove catastrophic to your case. Therefore, you’ll want to be careful as you navigate your claim while still aggressively seeking to impose liability and prove your damages. Be thorough here, as you only get one shot to recover what you’re owed.