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3 mistakes to avoid during your accident case

If you sustained injuries in a Florida car crash, pursuing a legal claim can help you receive the legal damages you are rightfully owed to cover financial and other losses.

Unfortunately, some errors can make it difficult, or even impossible, for you to succeed in your case. In addition to avoiding the following common pitfalls, consult an attorney for further input on the optimal strategic approach.

1. Putting off filing

There are many reasons people delay filing a complaint in court. They may think they can sort matters out with the insurance companies on their own. In some cases, people do not realize the seriousness of their injuries until time has passed. Conditions such as traumatic brain injury can develop symptoms over time and worsen gradually.

According to Florida law, one has four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury case. Missing this deadline can mean giving up the chance of obtaining legal compensation. Therefore, it is important to consult a lawyer and start your case soon after your accident.

2. Posting on social media

Most people today use social media to connect with others and talk about what goes on in their lives. It can be tempting to post about a traumatic event such as a car accident and share stories of your treatment and recovery. However, you should be aware that defense attorneys will likely comb your accounts for anything that could cast you in a negative light. A careless expression or an imprecise description can create a difficult impression. Even strong privacy settings may not always work to protect your social media from prying eyes. Your best option may be to avoid making even unrelated posts during this time.

3. Skipping treatment

Treating traumatic injuries after a car accident can often be a long and unpleasant process. You may need to take medicine that produces difficult side effects or attend regular and painful physical therapy sessions. When trying your best to keep up your daily life routine, complying with a treatment plan can be hard and disruptive. It is also essential both to your health and to your case. When a plaintiff neglects treatment, defense attorneys often argue he or she caused all or most of the injuries' effects. 

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