7 Mistakes That Ruin Your Car Accident Claims
In a previous article, we covered how to win an insurance claim. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, we highly suggest that you check it out. We also recommend that you contact Wilshire Law Firm to discuss your case with one of our dedicated personal injury lawyers in a FREE consultation. With that being said …
In this article, we will actually be giving pointers on how to ruin a claim. Now you are probably wondering, how could such information be valuable at all? We believe that while it is certainly important to know what to do in order to improve your chance of success in any given situation, it is just as important to know what NOT to do. In other words, the best way to avoid making fatal mistakes is to know what they are.
Below are some of the worst mistakes you can make while dealing with your car accident claim:
- Insurance companies are well trained at honing in on lies, and they will use this information to discredit you and consequently weaken your claim, substantially.
- Blabber about your case to anybody. The person that you’re talking to may either be working directly with the at-fault driver or insurance company, or receive contact from them in the future. Remember this: anything you say and do can be used against you down the line.
- Make a social media post about your case. Believe it or not, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys are tech-savvy, and they WILL search your social media profiles for any evidence that could be used to minimize your compensation.
- Sign your rights away. Even the “simplest” of tort releases can have fine print waiving future injury claims or allowing the insurance company to access your medical records and violate your privacy.
- Refuse to go to/listen to your doctor(s). If you avoid your appointments, the insurance adjuster will assume that you are not as injured as you claim you are. Plus you won’t have any medical records to back you up.
- Dispose of and/or alter important evidence. Throw away your medical receipts; get your vehicle repaired before the damages are analyzed; and say goodbye to a successful claim.
- Fail to document your injuries. If you don’t have any photographic, video, or written records of your injuries and other damages, you won’t be able to prove your claim.
Of course, if you really want to sabotage your claim, then don’t get help from an experienced personal injury attorney. Without proper legal representation, you’ll be a sitting duck.
However, if you want to obtain full and fair compensation for your damages, then contact Wilshire Law Firm for assistance. We have achieved optimal case outcomes for countless accident victims and can do the same for you. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, call us today at (800) 522-7274.