Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Car Accident Case For Compensation

You never know when an accident will happen. Something as simple as switching the radio channels will take your eyes away from the road for just a second, only to look up in time to hit someone from behind. This scenario is a common occurrence when driving. Even the simplest of accidents can cause a lot of damage. If you have been hit by someone, you may need to hire an injury lawyer. You need follow these rules below to make sure that you don’t cost yourself any compensation.
• Always tell the truth when it comes to your accident. Did you turn your signal light on? Did you take your eyes off the road? What caused you to become a victim? Tell the truth because you never know where surveillance cameras are watching.
• Fill out all forms and claims carefully because even one wrong entry on your forms may cost you. If you aren’t sure what to put, you should stop and ask your attorney before proceeding.
• Don’t take your accident to social media because if you do, chances are, your case will get blown completely out of proportion. Your words will be forever carved in the social media tree and what you say will come back to bite you if you said something out of context.
• Don’t sign any papers unless you are instructed by your lawyer. Sometimes you may be persuaded to sign something in a hurry and it may cost you your case.
• If you have an injury, you need to seek medical help. You don’t want to delay seeing a doctor because your injury may be worse than you thought. If you don’t seek medical help immediately, it could cost you your case.
• If you are under a doctor’s care, you need to follow the orders that doctor gives you in order to stay healthy and recover more quickly. Following the doctors order will ensure that you are doing everything you need to do in order to recover from your injury and not trying to file a false claim.
• Be honest and open about any other injuries you may have before your accident. If you already had a bad back, your injury is going to aggravate it even more but you should be honest about everything up front.
• Ask for a copy of the police report as soon as possible and file a traffic collision report through 911 so you receive all reports associated with your case.
• Apply for No-Fault Coverage as soon as you can otherwise, you may not qualify for it if you delay your application. This coverage will help compensate you for losses that are related to your accident. It will certainly come in handy when you need it.
• Don’t get rid of any evidence that may be used to evaluate your case including prescription medication or possibly braces that you already had to wear.
• Document your accident and your injuries through video and photos for future reference.
• Always tell your lawyer everything you know and have received since your injury so they can figure it into the total equation.
If you have been in an accident, call you lawyer today and discuss your case to see if you need to file further paperwork and to see what your options are.