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3 Ways You Can Sabotage Your Personal Injury Suit

3 Ways You Can Sabotage Your Personal Injury Suit

By on Sep 4, 2015 in Personal Injury |

motor vehicle accidentThe idea of sabotaging your own personal injury lawsuit may be a strange one, but it’s very easy to do if you’re not careful. It makes it harder for a lawyer from a Utah car accident law firm to pursue your case when you haven’t taken crucial steps to protect yourself and prove your injuries and losses. The following are 3 ways that you can sabotage your own lawsuit:

  1. Lying. It may be tempting to exaggerate or underplay your role in the accident, but you shouldn’t do it. The truth is going to come out one way or another, so it’s best to keep your facts straight and to the point. It looks better for you in the long run if you are honest about what happened, how severe your injuries were/are, and any/all property damage you suffered as a result.
  2. See your doctor. Don’t miss any medical appointments if you can avoid it. Also be sure that you follow your doctors’ recommendations for care, and see any specialists that you are directed to see. Medical records help to prove that your injuries existed and were serious enough that medical intervention was required.
  3. Don’t talk online. The Internet forgets nothing, and someone with research skills can find just about anything anyone says on the Internet. Keep all details about your accident off social media, and don’t tell anyone apart from a Utah car accident law firm lawyer anything about your case. It’s OK to say you’ve been in an accident if asked, but avoid giving out details online, and try to tell only the people that really need to know and no one else.