3 Mistakes To Avoid When You've Been In An Auto Accident


If you have recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident and you have suffered an injury as a result, then it is crucial that you have already gotten in touch with a personal injury attorney who specialized in auto accidents. Even if you haven't done that yet, here are a few mistakes that you will want to ensure that you do not make following the car accident in order to keep your best interests at heart and your lawsuit afloat:

1. Potentially Signing Your Legal Rights Away.

When you've been involved in a car accident, your insurance company and especially the other driver's insurance company is going to provide you with forms that require your signature. While it is true that some of these may be legitimate, some of these may not. Some of these forms are going to have fine print that you may not see or read that potentially waive your rights to file a future personal injury claim. Some may have fine print that allow the insurance company of the at-fault driver to access your medical records, which is a violation of your privacy. So, before you ever sign any paper at all, consult with your attorney.

2. Lying About Anything Related to the Accident.

When it comes to the accident, even the tiniest little lie can get you in trouble later. You don't want to lie about anything even if it's the color the shirt that you were wearing the day of the accident. Otherwise, it can ruin the entire case. Ultimately, there isn't really a reason to lie. If you've been injured in an accident at the hands of another individual, you deserve compensation and that is the truth.

3. Failing to Listen to Your Physician.

More than likely, you will need medical attention following an auto accident. Your doctors are going to give you medical advice. It is important that you listen to their advice and follow through with it. If they tell you to see a physical therapist. Go see a physical therapist. If they tell you take a week off of a work, take a week off of work. If you need to see the doctor again in two weeks, don't miss that appointment. Failing to listen to the advice that your doctor has given you can be interpreted that you're not as badly hurt as you're saying that you are or that you're not taking your personal injury claim seriously. This can spell trouble for your case.  Show that you are making a good faith effort in getting better.

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7 April 2016

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