Any mistake, even a small one, made during a car accident lawsuit can have consequences. Your case could lose credibility, compensation could be lowered, or it could even be thrown out completely in some cases.
Luckily, victims and personal injury lawyers can be proactive in preventing common mistakes from affecting their case and settlement.
To help, here are some of the most common mistakes made when it comes to Colorado car accident lawsuits.
Mistake #1: Discussing Your Injuries or Case
To be safe, you should avoid talking about your case with anyone besides your personal injury attorney. You could accidentally provide information to the defense or an insurance adjuster, and this could certainly hurt your case for compensation.
That said, it’s very important that you share all information with your attorney. He or she can’t help your case if there you leave certain important details out of the picture.
Mistake #2: Posting on Social Media
Even a seemingly harmless post on social media can have serious, lasting consequences.
For example, a Facebook photo of you playing soccer when you’re supposedly unable to walk can and will be found by insurance adjusters or others. Searching social media has quickly become the norm for investigators looking for discrepancies in injury cases, so do not underestimate to danger of posting about your accident.
Mistake #3: Ignoring Medical Advice or Appointments
It’s very important that you follow your doctor’s advice on caring for your injuries.
Additionally, attending any and all follow-up appointments is necessary in order to retain the credibility of your injuries. Failing to show up to an appointment could cause others to question whether or not your injuries are actually serious enough to warrant compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a Colorado car accident, it’s important to find an attorney you can trust. Denver’s Babcock Law Firm has been helping victims by stepping in when insurance companies fall short, and we will put all of our efforts into your car accident case. Contact us for a free consultation.