4 Things That Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Case

Posted on: 18 March 2016

When you are involved in a personal injury case in which you have been injured by another party wrongfully, then you are going to want to do everything in your power to win your case. Ensuring that you receive fair compensation will ensure that you are able to pay for damages, medical expenses, lost time at work, and more as a result of the injuries you have sustained. Here are four things that can ruin your case and you should stay clear to avoid:

  1. Don't Sign Anything Before Talking to Your Attorney: First off, you should never sign anything given to you by the insurance company without first going over it with your attorney. Many times, the insurance company will attempt to get you to sign a form called a release form. This release form is going to state that the insurance company will provide you with a small amount of money in order to take away your ability to go to court against them. 
  2. Not Documenting Your Medical Expenses: Any time you need to visit your doctor for a surgery or you need to visit a physical therapist to regain your strength, you should be documenting that. This means taking pictures or even videos that are going to show your efforts in getting better after dealing with your injury. You should also save prescription medication bottles as proof that you have received and taken the medicine prescribed, as well as bill statements that are going to help determine fair compensation amount.
  3. Not Going to Doctor Appointments: Even if you feel at your best, missing your doctor appointments is a huge mistake. The insurance company is going to take this as reason for not providing compensation for medical expenses. Their reasoning will be that your injuries must not be bad enough to be putting you through any suffering since you are not going to your doctor.
  4. Not Telling the Truth: When you start lying about certain aspects of your case, it is going to look bad to the judge determining whether or not you should receive compensation. This is either going to result in your denial of the compensation or much lower compensation than what you truly deserve. It's best to tell the truth to your attorney who can relay the information in a calm and collected manner. 

When you avoid these four mistakes when dealing with your personal injury case, you can be sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. To learn more, contact a law firm like Vick & Glantz, LLP.