Accidents, such as falling from a ladder, tripping on a staircase, being burned by a defective product, or a car accident, can alter a person’s life. Those who have suffered serious personal harm are aware of this. If you did not cause the accident, you must identify the accountable party.
You are entitled to monetary recompense from anyone whose share of fault exceeds yours, even if you were partially at fault. The individual’s auto, homeowners, or business liability insurance company should compensate you. If you have coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers, your own insurance company may compensate you for vehicle-related injuries.
Mistakes To Avoid in A Car Accident Lawsuit
- Lying About the Details of Your Case
If an insurance company catches you in a lie, as their adjusters are trained to do, winning your case may be nearly impossible.
If you are injured in a car accident, you are entitled to compensation. Always give the truth to your attorney, insurance company, and the court when discussing your case. It may not set you free (remember, lawsuits are civil proceedings), but it will assist you in receiving the most potential recompense.
- Underestimating the Insurance Company’s Surveillance
In each case involving a car accident, the insurance company’s main purpose is to prove that you do not need or deserve compensation.
The insurance industry constantly monitors individuals who file cases against them. The purpose? Show that the plaintiff (you) is more competent than they assert. For example, if a plaintiff says they can’t walk without a cane after a vehicle accident, the insurance company may attempt to obtain images of the plaintiff walking unaided.
Even if the plaintiff can’t regularly walk without a cane or can only do so for short distances, evidence that they did so could be adverse to their case. Expect your insurance provider to follow your case, especially if it’s worth a considerable amount of money.
- Posting on social media
Adjusters and Défense attorneys delight in scouring social media accounts, blogs, and webpages for material to use against plaintiffs. Digital research, like surveillance, can help adjusters and attorneys disprove a plaintiff’s harm claims.
Generally, we urge clients to halt all social media usage for the period of their case. If you are unable to do so, you must consult an attorney or legal team before posting. These can assist you in avoiding potentially harmful content.
- Accidentally Signing Away Your Rights
Routinely, insurance companies attempt to persuade victims of personal injury to sign agreements that are damaging to their own best interests. It is usual for tort releases to include wording relinquishing the right to future harm claims or providing an insurer access to your medical information.
Consult with your attorney before signing any deal. They will assist you in determining whether an arrangement is beneficial.
At Garcia and Phan, we are committed to aiding car accident victims in obtaining the financial compensation they need to recover. You may receive the care and advice you need by calling (714) 586-8298.