One of the most common types of personal injury claim is one associated with a motor vehicle accident. Every minute of each day, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident. When you are not at fault, it is normal to pursue financial compensation from the negligent party. Depending on your situation, your case may appear to be straightforward, but if you are not careful you could sabotage a car wreck claim in the blink of an eye. Once you have sabotaged your own claim, it may be difficult or impossible to receive the fair compensation that your claim deserves.
Not Seeking Medical Care
The primary way a person proves that he or she was injured in an accident and deserve compensation is through medical records. The type of treatment you receive and the length of that treatment all demonstrate how serious your injury was. If you do not seek medical care, it is almost impossible to receive fair compensation. It is vital that you receive medical treatment immediately after the accident and that you continue receiving medical care until your doctor releases you. If you are concerned about the cost of this treatment, talk to an attorney about ways to postpone payment or establish a payment plan.
Discussing Your Claim on Social Media
Today, over 74% of all adults have at least one active social media account. These accounts are used to share information of a personal or professional nature. It has grown common for people to update their social media accounts multiple times each day, sharing every aspect of their lives. While your case is open, do not discuss your claim on social media. Speculating how much money you think you will receive or bad mouthing the other party could all damage your credibility and make it seem as though you are only interested in getting as much money as possible.
In many car accident claims, it is common for an insurance company’s employees to contact the victim to request a statement. The claims adjuster or attorney will state that he or she is only trying to help get your claim concluded as quickly as possible. In actuality, he or she is attempting to catch you saying that you are not feeling too bad or encourage you to make a statement that can later be used against you. Never give any statements about your car accident claim without the permission of your own attorney.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have been in a car accident, retaining a qualified car wreck claim attorney is something that you should do immediately. Having an attorney who works with you through each stage of your claim helps you avoid making serious mistakes that could sabotage your case. The team at Hunter W. Morris, Attorney at Law understands how stressful it is to recover physically and financially from a car accident. We work with you to ensure you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our conveniently located Greenville office.