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4 Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing With A Car Accident Claim

If you have been involved in a car accident in which you have been injured and your car has received a significant amount of damages, then you probably want to file a claim. This can eventually turn into a legal case if the opposite party who caused the accident denies their fault in the case. If this is the case, you want to be sure that you have a car accident attorney on your side, as well as be sure that you avoid these four mistakes that are often made:

  1. Talking or Posting About the Accident: During the time of resolving your car accident case, you may receive calls from the other party's insurance company or attorney. It is important that you deny speaking about the case and instead have them contact your attorney instead. They will know what can be said and what other things should be avoided. You should also avoid posting about the accident on social media. The opposite party in the case may check your social media accounts in order to disprove certain injuries that you are claiming to have and more.
  2. Applying too Late: It is best to apply for a car accident claim soon after it has happened. Not only is this the best way to ensure that you remember all the details of the case, but it also ensures that you don't miss the deadline for applying for the benefits you rightfully deserve. 
  3. Not Going to Doctor Appointments: It is really important that you go to all doctor appointments that you have scheduled for your injuries. If you miss a doctors appointment, it can make it look as if you are not as injured as you claim to work. This can work against you in your case and potentially deny you of certain benefits for injury compensation and more. 
  4. Not Communicating With Your Attorney: Many people make the mistake of not telling their attorney about certain significant changes in their life that can actually affect their case. For example, if you are moving or switching jobs, it's important that your attorney knows. These things can put restrictions on your schedule. You want your attorney to know so that they can schedule certain meetings and other things during a time that works best for you. 

By avoiding these mistakes you can be sure that you get the most out of your car accident claim. Contact a local attorney, like Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, for more information.