You were going to work, home, school, or running errands with your kids when someone hit you with their car. They weren’t paying attention to the road or disobeying traffic laws, or they were intoxicated.
Whatever the case, someone hit you, caused an accident, and now you’re stuck facing the consequences that are taxing physically, mentally and financially because of that person’s negligence and recklessness.
If you’re involved in a car accident like this, you should probably start by contacting a Denver accident lawyer and see what your legal options are. In some case, it won’t behoove you to settle for the offer the insurance company the at-fault driver offers. If it’s not enough to repair your car, pay the medical bills you’ve incurred from the accident, and pay for the time you missed at work while you were recovering, then it’s not fair.
Unfortunately, many people lose claims like this all the time. You might be injured, you might have a real reason to sue someone, but can still lose your case – even if you have all the evidence you need to prove they owe you.
Sometimes your car accident case goes down in ruins…and it’s all your fault.
Here’s are three solid pieces of advice if you want to win your car accident case:
Don’t discuss your case with anyone except your attorney
Under no circumstances should you discuss your car accident injuries or case with anyone else but your lawyer. As the saying goes, anything you say can and will be used against you in court, and you never know to whom you’re talking. Even if you discuss the case with someone you know and trust, you might later discover that they also know the person you’re suing.
Don’t use social media
If you’re in the middle of car accident case, stay off all your social media accounts. We know it sounds drastic, but if you’re suing for a personal injury and a picture of you attending a birthday party pops up on your profile, that could be the thing that loses the case for you.
For example, let’s say you suffered a back injury and have been seeing a doctor since the accident. You’re not getting around as well, you’re in a lot of pain, and you can’t do all the things you once did. However, you decide to take your child to a birthday party for her friend at a bowling alley.
You might not bowl. You might not do anything other than sit down in pain and watch, but you post a few photos to your social media account.
The other driver’s insurance company then sees these pictures and decides they’re going to deny your claim because they think your injuries are exaggerated if you can find it in you to go bowling. You can deny your participation all you want, but that post is damaging to your case.
Stay off social media if you’re in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit.
Don’t skip doctor’s appointments
If you’re injured, see a doctor. And don’t wait too long after the accident or the other driver’s attorney might claim you weren’t injured in the accident but afterward doing something else. Why else would you wait so long?
Additionally, skipping appointments makes it seem as if your injuries are not as severe as you’re claiming.
Missing a doctor’s appointment for serious injuries can also make it seem as though you’re not caring for the injuries properly, and therefore creating your own future health problems due to lack of care.
If you’re in the process of suing another driver for causing an accident, be sure you do what your attorney tells you to do exactly. He or she will discuss what you can do, can’t do, and should do during this time.
It’s entirely possible you can ruin your case easily, so sit back and really consider how you’re going to avoid this.