A serious injury can have a major impact on both your work and personal life. When an injury is someone else’s fault, you can ask for compensation to help you recover and move on.
If you are pursuing a personal injury case, you should avoid these common errors that could prevent you from receiving the full amount you deserve.
Missing the deadline to file
After an accident, you likely feel like your life is out of control. As you try to get things back on track, you may consider waiting to file your personal injury lawsuit. However, in Lousiana, there is a statute of limitations on these types of cases. If you want to seek compensation, you should begin the process right away.
Using social media
If sharing your life on your social accounts is a regular part of your day, you should rethink the content you publish, including any posts or pictures that could present you in a negative light. Additionally, avoid discussing your personal injury case online, even with friends and family members.
Even if your accounts are private, you should assume that anything you post online is public.
Ignoring your doctor’s advice
Your doctor will make recommendations to help you recover from your accident and prevent further injuries from occurring. Failing to follow this advice could indicate that you are not actually hurt enough to warrant compensation.
Your personal injury lawsuit could provide you with the funds you need to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Using caution and common sense will prevent you from jeopardizing your case.