Being in a car accident can be a real pain. You are stuck dealing with insurance companies left and right to try and get your vehicle fixed, as well as figuring out how you are going to make ends meet without being able to work. While fighting for your insurance settlement, you want to make sure you don't end up making mistakes that could jeopardize your case.
While this might seem obvious, you might be surprised at how many people lie and make their injuries out to be far worse than what they truly are. The consequences of doing so could be more than you bargained for, so always tell the truth. In fact, lying could be enough to have your whole claim thrown out, meaning you get nothing for your injuries. Regardless of how minor or major your injuries are, always be honest about them. Don't try to embellish the truth in an attempt to get more money. It simply isn't worth it.
Not filling out the paperwork properly.
There is a lot of paperwork involved in filing for compensation, so it stands to reason that you might get a little confused when trying to figure out what to put on the paperwork. However, it is crucial that you fill these papers out accurately. Otherwise, you might not get the compensation you deserve. If you are ever unsure of what you should be doing on the forms, stop and talk with your attorney. They can help walk you through the process or at least point you in the right direction of someone who can. Even an innocent mistake could be enough to have your claim labeled as fraudulent.
Not paying attention to what you say on social media.
You might not realize it, but insurance adjusters will look into your social media accounts to see what you are doing. They are looking for things that can discount your claims of your injuries and whether you were to blame for the accident or not. Don't give them a reason to discount your case. Be careful about what you say and post on social media. Your best bet is to refrain from posting anything at all until after your case has been settled and is over with.
By avoiding the mistakes above, you can make sure you get the compensation you deserve in your personal injury claim. If you are ever unsure about what you need to do, ask an attorney like Loughlin Fitzgerald P C.