3 Strategies to Help Strengthen My Car Accident Claim
After a serious wreck, your financial future could be hanging in the balance. Faced with a never-ending list of unanticipated expenses—such as medical bills, repair costs, and many others—you are probably eager to ensure that your personal injury claim is successful.
In this article, we take a look at a few steps you can take to help improve your chances of obtaining financial compensation:
1. Deactivate Your Social Media Accounts
If you are seeking compensation after a car wreck, you might not think that your social media activity could affect your chances of receiving a financial award. However, claims adjusters have been known to scour claimants’ profiles for any information that could be used to challenge their credibility or diminish the value of their claim. As such, be careful about what you say and post on social media platforms. Although it is relatively easy to post comments, pictures, and stories, even things as simply as online reviews can be taken out of context to dispute your case.
In most cases, it is best to disable your profiles for the duration of your claim to prevent the insurance company from digging through your posts. However, if this is not possible, you should at a minimum increase your privacy settings so that only approved followers and friends can see what you post.
2. Track Your Damages
Even if you are not filing a third-party claim, you will still need to keep detailed records of your accident-related expenses. This includes repair receipts and medical expenses/invoices for your treatment. These documents can play a significant role in establishing your losses. Additionally, any evidence you can gather after a wreck – such as videos, photographs, and eyewitness statements—should be compiled in a safe place ready to share with your attorney.
3. Start a Personal Injury Journal
If you suffered a serious injury, keep track of your pain levels, medication side-effects, functional limitations, and doctor’s visits. A post-accident diary, or personal injury journal, is a convenient way to keep notes of your medical treatment, injuries, and recovery so you can have an accurate reference for the future.
For instance, if you were diligent about logging and describing your pain levels, these entries could help provide context for your medical records, giving others a window into how your injuries have affected your life. This could help you build a case for non-economic damages if you are filing a third-party claim.
Discuss Your Case with a Miami Car Accident Attorney
After a serious wreck, it may feel like you are juggling many new challenges at once. From debilitating pain, physical limitations, and mounting medical bills, it can feel overwhelming. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help guide you through these times so you can focus on your recovery.
At Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC, our legal team is ready to step in and help. We have more than 35 years of combined legal experience and the knowledge and resources necessary to help you succeed in your personal injury action. Contact us today at (305) 372-3650 or head over to our contact page HERE to request a free case review with a Florida car accident attorney. We are available to take your calls 24/7.