The Three Big Mistakes People Make After an Accident
When you’re out on the open road in Washington D.C., even the smallest type of mistake can prove to be costly, or even fatal.
Similarly, if you or someone you love has been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Washington D.C., a small, misguided idea or mistake can harness enough power that it can ultimately derail your entire accident claim, undoing the work of your attorneys.
You could potentially see a reduction in the credibility of your case or claim, the compensation associated with your motor vehicle accident can become greatly lowered, and you may even have your entire claim dismissed altogether.
What type of mistake could cause this? What could I have done? It’s simple.
At Lawfty Law, when our attorneys are working with our clients, helping them with their Washington D.C. motor vehicle accident claims, we tell our clients to avoid doing three simple things until it’s all said and done.
Those three things are:
- Posting About Your Motor Vehicle Accident on Social Media.
- Discussing Your Motor Vehicle Accident with Other People.
- Ignoring Medical Appointments & Medical Advice.
Following these three key rules after any motor vehicle accident will certainly help in making sure that your attorneys are able to work towards providing you with the justice and compensation that you deserve!
Posting About Your Motor Vehicle Accident on Social Media
Each and every Washington D.C. motor vehicle accident claim that we handle requires discipline when it comes to messaging.
Certain photos or social media posts can become disruptive to an accident claim and can become powerful enough that they contradict the narrative your attorney is attempting to put forward on your behalf.
One post on Facebook or Instagram can increase the risk of long-lasting consequences – and not in your favor!
In this day and age, where technology is in the palm of our hands around the clock, it’s important to realize that you’re not alone and that insurance adjusters and insurance agents most likely use social media as well.
If you post as if nothing happened, but have made a claim that you’re injured, it will be very difficult for your attorney to make the case that your quality of life has been turned upside down.
Discussing Your Motor Vehicle Accident With Other People
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Washington D.C. – it’s clearly going to be a topic of conversation among your family, friends, and co-workers.
Sadly, our attorneys have seen many cases where people are driven to make the details of their motor vehicle accident public and a topic of concern for anyone that they may cross paths. In doing so, small steps are unknowingly being taken to hurt them in the end.
It’s wise to make sure that you choose to speak to the right people about your accident – those people being the police, your family, and your attorneys.
It’s also best to make sure that when you do speak with an attorney, you provide them with all of the appropriate details.
Ignoring Medical Appointments & Medical Advice
If you’ve just been involved in a motor vehicle accident here in Washington D.C., it’s crucial that you maintain the regimen that your primary care physician has laid out for you, that way, the road to recovery is short and impactful.
If you’ve scheduled any additional follow-ups with your doctor, or a specialist, it’s in your best interest to make sure you not only attend but keep a record and log of all information and injuries.
Failing to do so can certainly aid in the questioning of whether or not you’ve actually been hurt, and if your claim even warrants compensation at all.
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a Washington D.C. motor vehicle accident, the attorneys at Lawfty Law are here to help.