5 Things Not To Do During a Car Accident Case
You deserve compensation after being injured in a Kentucky car accident because of another party’s negligence. However, you need to avoid making mistakes if you want to recover fair compensation. If you do certain things, you could adversely impact your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve. Understanding what to do and what not to do during a car accident case can ensure you don’t unintentionally jeopardize your chances of recovering fair compensation. This article shares five things you should not do during a Kentucky car accident case.
- Lying About Your Case
One of the worst mistakes you can make during a car accident case is to lie about the details of your case. You should not lie to your attorney. Your attorney cannot defend you if they don’t have all the accurate details of your case. Even if you think something will hurt your case or is embarrassing, you need to tell your attorney about it. If your attorney is taken by surprise by information you kept from them or lied about, they may not be able to help you as much as they would have had they known all the facts. If you are worried that your attorney will reveal information you share with them with others, you should know that the attorney-client privilege prevents them from doing so.
You should also avoid lying to the defendant’s insurance company. If the insurance company catches you in a lie, your claim could be denied. Lying to the other party’s insurance company could also result in legal consequences, such as criminal charges and fines.
- Discussing Your Case With Third Parties
You should avoid discussing your case with the defense attorney, insurance adjuster, witnesses, law enforcement, family members, or friends. If, for example, law enforcement, the insurance adjuster, or the defense attorney wants to talk to you, refer them to your lawyer. Discussing your case with third parties can harm your case in several ways. For instance, it might result in inconsistencies in your statements, which might be used against you.
- Posting Details About Your Case on Social Media
Do not share details of ongoing negotiations on your social media. Don’t discuss your settlements or legal strategies on social media. Revealing information about your case on social media might weaken your position. It might give the defense side an advantage. Remember, the defense side will be looking at your social media to find things they can use to their advantage.
- Failing To Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
Ensure you follow your doctor’s orders. For example, if they recommend that you see a specialist, ensure you do so. If you don’t follow your doctor’s orders, the defendant’s insurance company may argue that your injuries are not as severe as you claim.
- Signing Documents From the Insurance Company Without Consulting Your Lawyer
Insurance companies are notorious for baiting car accident victims into signing deceptive agreements that undermine their best interests. You should avoid signing documents from the insurance company before speaking to a lawyer. An attorney can review documents before you sign them and advise you accordingly.
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