What Mistakes Can Impact the Success of Your Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury is a serious matter that can alter your life drastically. An injury can prevent you from working and lead to massive medical bills. When injuries are caused by another person’s careless behavior, you have legal recourse. However, you must avoid common mistakes to ensure you have the best chance of a successful case.

Admitting Fault in a Car Accident

After a car accident, you will need to exchange information with other drivers. You may also need to speak with the police, who often arrive to accidents scenes to help victims and ensure that vehicles are relocated safely. When speaking with others, refrain from admitting fault in any way. Even apologizing for what occurred can be construed as an admission of guilt. Instead, stick to the facts as they occurred and don’t say more than what’s necessary.

Failing to Seek Medical Attention

Just because you don’t need emergency medical attention at the scene doesn’t mean you haven’t experienced any injuries. Keep in mind that soft tissue injuries, concussions, and other types of damage can take days or weeks to present. Along with ensuring that any medical issues are treated in a timely manner, seeking medical assistance also ensures that you have evidence regarding your injuries and their impact on your life.

Sharing Information on Social Media

Remember that information shared on social media, including pictures, text, and video, are admissible in court in many instances. If something you post counters an assertion you’re making regarding your case, the opposing legal team may use it against you. When it comes to social media usage, your best bet is to keep certain information confidential to avoid affecting your case.

Not Securing an Attorney

In Albuquerque, Hinkle Law Offices proudly assists people who’ve been injured by the negligent actions of others. Our firm has experience with car accidents and other types of personal injury cases, which means that we can provide dependable legal assistance to our clients.

Please call (505) TUF-HELP to schedule a no-obligation consultation with an attorney. You can also contact us to learn more about our firm and what we can do for you.