I still remember my accident like it was yesterday. One minute I was driving my daughter to school and the next I was waking up in a hospital bed. It was frustrating to deal with the emotional trauma of forgetting an entire week of my life, in addition to stressing about my small child. Fortunately, we were both able to recover, but it wasn't easy walking dealing with the medical bills that accompanied the accident. I found myself struggling with things as simple as answering the phone, because I was nervous about dealing with another insurance adjuster. Fortunately, by working with a lawyer, I was able to make sense of my situation. I know that you can overcome difficult challenges too, which is why I shared my story on this website.
Being injured in an accident is never easy. In these delicate scenarios, there are very specific things you need to avoid doing. Making mistakes doesn't just cost you money, it can make it impossible to get the medical treatment you need. Use these tips to make sure you don't do anything that you shouldn't before you go to court.
Posting about your accident on social media.
After an accident, you may be tempted to tell the world about what happened. You might be looking for comfort from your friends or relatives. Unfortunately, social media is not the place to get this comfort. Anything you post on social media can and likely will be used against you if you go to court. Even a simple comment like, "it's okay, I'll be fine" can be misinterpreted by people involved in your case. This hurts your argument and can make it impossible to work with the other party. If you want to do what's best for your case, never discuss your accident on social media.
Signing papers without having your attorney look at them first.
Right after your accident, your insurance company may want you to sign a document stating what happened. If you haven't even gotten looked at by a doctor, it makes no sense to give the insurance company a document that could downplay the extent of your injuries. Of course, this is just one example. Third-party companies may offer you loans or a doctor may have you sign a promissory note. Always keep your attorney informed and only sign papers after your attorney has had a chance to look them over first. Otherwise, you could be losing out on money or making commitments to treatment that you don't necessarily need.
Discussing your case with outsiders.
You should never discuss your case with anyone other than your lawyer. While you may be tempted to exchange your thoughts with the person sitting next to you on the bus, you shouldn't discuss your case. You never know if they are associated with the other party or if someone is listening in. While your comments may seem innocent, they can be misconstrued or manipulated later on. This is crucial if there is a possibility that you may go to court!
Being involved in an accident is never easy. You need to be very careful about discussing your case at all times, otherwise, you could be hurting yourself later on. For more information, talk to a personal injury attorney like John J Bublewicz Attorney At Law.