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Understanding Lawyers - Don't Think the Worst

I got into a car accident when my daughter was 2 years old. My daughter was not injured in the crash, but I was. The accident was caused by a distracted driver talking on her cell phone. The driver insisted that I was attending to my daughter and I took my eyes off the road. I unfortunately had many medical bills to pay and I had very little time to fight with insurance companies over settlement payments. I was concerned about the cost of an attorney, but I met with a lawyer anyway to help with the accident claim. The lawyer relieved my stress and dealt with the insurance company and the other driver. I want you to know that lawyers can be helpful, kind, and caring. Most people think the worst of these professionals, but I want you to know that lawyers should not be feared or avoided.

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5 Mistakes To Avoid While Settling Your Car Accident Case

If you are hoping to settle your car accident case for a decent amount but have not yet begun working on it, there are several key things you should avoid as you proceed with your case. If you make mistakes during your case, you could lose the right to sue for compensation, or you could lose out on some of the money you may have been entitled to. As you proceed with your car accident case, here are the top mistakes you should avoid making.

Handling it yourself

Mistake number one is trying to handle your case alone, and this is never recommended. A lot of people feel that they are qualified to handle their own cases and settlements, but people who do this might end up collecting less money for their settlements because of this. Hiring a lawyer is always a better option, no matter how big or small the case is.

Failing to go to the doctor

The second mistake you should not make during your case is not going to the doctor. You should always see a physician even if you do not think you have injuries. It is important to know that some injuries can disguise themselves for days, weeks, or months, and it is hard to prove you have injuries if you do not have your doctor visits documented.

Talking about your case with others

Talking about your case to the wrong people could end up causing problems for you too, as word can spread. If you say something that could cause you to be labeled at-fault for the accident, and if this information gets back to the other party, it could be devastating for your case.

Posting things on your social media accounts

The other thing to avoid is putting details about your accident, your health, or your feelings on any type of social media site, as this information could also be used against you by the other party involved in the case.

Not following through with medical advice from your doctors

The last thing you should avoid doing is not following through with the advice your doctor gives you during your treatment plan. If your doctor, for example, recommends going to physical therapy for your injuries, you should go. If he or she recommends seeing a therapist, you should attend the necessary sessions.

If you want to avoid these mistakes and others during your case, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer shortly after your car accident occurs.