When someone’s negligence leads to an injury, you may need compensation to help you cover medical expenses and lost income. However, you could make a mistake that jeopardizes the outcome of your case.
If you are pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, avoid these common missteps.
Ignoring your doctor’s advice
Not following your doctor’s recommendations or treatment plan could prevent you from receiving any or all of the compensation you seek. The other parties in your case could claim that you are not actually injured. Additionally, ignoring medical advice could cause more damage.
Hiding a preexisting condition
You may worry that any old injuries or existing illnesses could impact your lawsuit. However, you should be honest about prior conditions. Not only can hiding an illness or injury affect your medical treatment, it can also harm your case.
Posting on social media
How you use social media could have serious implications. The other party will likely use any online information they can to deny your claim. Make sure to carefully consider whether the content could downplay your injury before posting online and never discuss your injury or lawsuit on social media.
Waiting to file
In Colorado, you have a limited amount of time to pursue a personal injury claim. The filing deadline will vary depending on the type of accident.
If you want to seek compensation for your injury, make sure to document all aspects of your injury and begin the filing process as soon as possible. Your diligence could make a difference in your case.