Regardless of the type of personal injury case you are facing, there are some things that many people do that can affect your right to compensation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost time at work, and pain and suffering. However, if you display any signs that your injuries are not as severe as you claim, you could be putting your right to this compensation at risk. Here are three things you should avoid to protect your right to compensation.
Not Following Doctor’s Orders
If you are pursuing compensation for a severe injury, it is important that you follow all of your doctor’s orders. This includes taking time off work or following restricted duties as per your doctor’s instructions. It also means that you should not be doing any hobbies or activities that could push your limits with your injury. If you are caught not following doctor’s orders, you could be accused of exaggerating your injuries, which can leave you without any compensation at all.
If you are trying to get compensation for injuries and pain and suffering, you can’t get on social media and post about what a great time you’re having while you’re off work. Everything you post on social media can be used against you. It is a good idea to stay off of social media altogether while you are healing and until your case has been settled.
Talking About Your Case
You should not talk to anyone about your case other than your attorney and your immediate family. It is important that details of your case do not become public knowledge. It is also important that the other party to your case does not catch wind of you claiming you’re going to sue to get a big settlement, as this can be turned around to imply that you are only suing for money and not because you have a legitimate claim.
If you have recently been involved in a personal injury accident and need an attorney to guide you through this process, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.