There are few things worse than sustaining a serious injury in a car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents, as you know, happen every single day here in New York City, and if you are someone who has wrongfully sustained an injury in one, you’re most likely looking to file a personal injury claim. While there are several things you can do to improve your chances of winning such a claim, you should also be aware of the various mistakes you can make that may put your claim in jeopardy. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Bronx car accident attorney to learn more about what mistakes to avoid when filing a car accident claim and how our firm can help.
Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Car Accident Claim
Just some of the mistakes you should avoid when filing a car accident claim are as follows:
- Posting on social media: Once you file a personal injury claim, you can bet insurance adjusters will be watching your social media to see if you post anything that contradicts your claim, even if they have to take it out of context. This is why you should simply refrain from using social media until your car accident case is resolved.
- Failing to get medical treatment: If you’re injured in an accident, the first thing you should do is receive medical treatment. If you don’t receive medical treatment or wait too long to get treated, there’s a strong chance insurance companies will use this to deny you financial compensation on the grounds that you “aren’t really injured.”
- Lying to your attorney: Your attorney has your best interests at heart. You need to tell your attorney the truth, and the whole truth. If you think you may have been partially responsible for the accident, you must tell your attorney. Your attorney needs this information to best navigate your case.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.