The time after a car accident can be confusing, difficult to endure, and troublesome when you’re dealing with physical, emotional, and financial hardships. The more you need to deal with insurance adjusters, the more cautious you need to be throughout the process.
Unfortunately, there are things you can do that impact your ability to obtain compensation. It’s best to avoid certain actions and statements to protect yourself throughout the process.
Using Social Media
While you may not stop using social media completely, you need to be aware of the potential issues you can encounter by posting photos and activities that contradict your injury claims. For instance, you shouldn’t post photos or videos of you doing physical activities if your claim details severe injuries.
If you delete anything from social media pertaining to your case, it can create further problems. This is destruction of evidence.
Saying You Apologized
Even if you’re empathetic about the accident and it wasn’t your fault, you should avoid saying sorry. Insurance adjusters and defendants misconstrue your sentiment and use it against you. Make sure you are careful after an accident because what you say can negatively impact your claim.
Making Uncertain Statements
Remember, your statements need to be clear. If you keep saying you think something happened or sound unsure, insurance adjusters will try to use that against you. They’ll claim that your memory of what transpired.
If you can avoid speaking with the insurance company entirely, that can serve in your best interests. Instead, have your legal team deal with all insurance adjusters and safeguard your rights throughout the entire process.
At Walner Law®, we commit to your needs and hold negligence accountable. With our Chicago car accident attorneys, you can feel confident knowing we’ll work to seek the maximum amount of compensation available to you. We’ll be there for you every step of the way.
Call our firm today to discuss your rights: (312) 313-2888.