Dallas, TX - Amy Witherite, a Dallas injury accident attorney, provides these tips on how to avoid common mistakes that can derail a case.
Most of us, fortunately, have little experience with car accidents and the dos and don’ts of filing an insurance claim or suing a negligent driver. That means that when we find ourselves in these situations, we may make mistakes.
A person injured in an auto accident should avoid:
-Failing to consult with a doctor immediately after the accident.
-Failing to fully discuss all the medical problems caused by the accident with the doctor.
-Failing to tell the doctor about any preexisting conditions or prior injuries.
-Failing to contact an attorney shortly after the accident.
-Giving recorded statements to an insurance company or to another entity without speaking to an attorney beforehand.
-Discussing the accident and the person’s injuries with friends and family.
-Posting information regarding the accident and the person’s injuries on a public site, such as a blog or Facebook.
-Failing to follow up with a doctor if the symptoms worsen.
-Failing to take medication in accordance with the doctor’s instructions.
-Failing to attend all scheduled doctor visits.
-Failing to show up for scheduled appointments with an attorney.
-Failing to respond to an attorney’s telephone messages or emails.
-Failing to follow the doctor’s orders regarding rehabilitative therapy.
If you have been in an Dallas car accident, avoid making these mistakes. Contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer right away.
To speak to Dallas injury accident lawyer Amy Witherite, contact her firm Eberstein & Witherite, LLP at 214.378.6665.