How to Protect the Value of Your Personal Injury Case
Mistakes to guard against in a Personal Injury case
If you get into an accident that someone else causes, you have the right to sue for your damages. There is a long road to follow between the accident and your trial. If you have a claim outstanding, you need to be careful not to do anything to derail your options. Protect your rights and be cautious in how you behave and communicate in the meantime.
Don’t Admit Fault
One of the most basic elements of a personal injury case is establishing fault. This is not always simple; you might have made mistakes that contributed, or you may have a tendency to want to accept some responsibility for what happened. Be careful not to tell anyone, whether the insurance companies involved, the other party, or even your own friends and family, that you think you might be at fault. Any of this can come back against you. Work with your attorney to make sure he or she understands the facts and can present your case effectively.
Be Careful on Social Media
People’s lives are splashed across social media for the world to see. This may be how you connect to your friends and family when you can’t be together physically. When you have a personal injury claim, you need to be careful. Don’t post anything about your injuries, your recovery, or the other person involved. Avoid posting about doing anything that might undermine your injury claim as well. Any of this can become evidence if you go to trial.
Preserve All Evidence
At the same time, make sure you don’t do anything to get rid of evidence that exists. Deleting social media posts will be harder to explain than having them there in the first place. If there is an insurance monitoring device or a report you create, keep it. Your attorney can work with the evidence that exists, but your getting rid of anything will reflect poorly on your claim.
If you have been injured, you need an attorney to help you protect and assert your claim. Contact Eisenberg Law Offices, at https://www.eisenberglaw.org/contact-us/ or at (608)256-8356 to get started.