Personal Injury Claims in New Jersey | What Not to Do

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. However, this can be a difficult process. In most cases, insurance companies want to avoid paying you what you deserve and will look to prove that you are not as injured as you claim to be. As a result, there are certain steps to avoid when it comes to your case. Read on to learn more about what not to do when involved in a personal injury case.

Don’t post on social media

One of the biggest mistakes one can make is posting on social media after an accident. Even the most innocent post can be used against you. It is important to know that the negligent party’s team will be scrutinizing your social media. As a result, it is important to set all of your accounts to private and avoid accepting any new followers. However, they may still be able to gain access to your social media. Posting anything can be used to show that you’re lying about your injury. Additionally, ask your friends and family to avoid posting about you as well.

Don’t ignore your doctor’s advice

Immediately after an injury occurs, it is important to seek medical attention. This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. This can play a large role in a personal injury case, so be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Additionally, it is imperative that you carefully follow your doctor’s advice. If you ignore your doctor’s orders, the defense can prove that your injury has not healed better due to your own fault and therefore you do not deserve compensation.

Don’t apologize

After an accident, a normal first instinct is to apologize. However, it is important that you avoid doing so. An apology can be used as an admission of guilt.

If you have any questions or concerns about what not to do after a personal injury accident, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney. Our firm is here to advocate for you.

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