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Mistakes to Avoid Making During Your Illinois Personal Injury Case

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IL accident lawyerEach year, millions of people get into car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6.7 million traffic accidents that occurred across the country in 2019. Of those, more than 33,000 crashes involved at least one fatality. Being in a traffic accident can be a scary situation, resulting in extensive injuries and extreme damages. Luckily, filing a personal injury claim can help you regain some of the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

Avoid These Mistakes During Your Personal Injury Case

If you have been injured in a car accident, filing a personal injury claim is often your best chance at obtaining the compensation that you need for your damages. Sometimes, personal injury cases can take a few months, if not longer, to be completed. During that time, it is important that you do not make any mistakes that could jeopardize your personal injury claim. If you have been injured in an accident, here are a few mistakes that you should try to avoid making:

  • Not calling the police to the scene of your accident. Sometimes, if the accident does not seem serious or if nobody has suffered obvious injuries, people may not want to call police to the scene of their accident. However, this is a mistake. When you call police to the scene, they are required to make a report. That police report can provide vital evidence in a personal injury claim for a car accident.
  • Not seeking medical care after the accident. Even if it does not seem as if you suffered any injuries from your incident, it is always a good idea to seek medical care after any type of accident. If you do not seek immediate medical care, it may be argued that your injuries were not as serious as you allege or that you are not even injured at all.
  • Not filing your case as soon as possible. For personal injury cases, most of the time there is a two-year statute of limitations on filing a claim. After those two years, your case would not be heard in court. Time is of the essence in personal injury cases. Filing your case as soon as possible increases the chances that your case will go smoothly.
  • Posting contradictory or misleading information on social media. In today’s world, nearly everyone uses social media. It can feel like second nature to post about how your recovery is going on Facebook, but doing so could paint an incorrect picture of what your injuries are and how serious they are. The best thing to do after filing a personal injury claim is to simply stay off of social media for the time being.

Speak with a DuPage County Personal Injury Attorney

Filing a personal injury claim can be a long, stressful and sometimes confusing process, but that is why you should have help from a skilled Wheaton, IL personal injury lawyer. At the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., we can help guide you throughout the personal injury claim process to help you avoid making irreversible mistakes. To get started discussing your case, call our office today at 630-665-5678 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Sources:

https://ilcourtsaudio.blob.core.windows.net/antilles-resources/resources/b6021d1e-d1fb-4c90-b4b7-48bbb0251570/IL_IPI_Civil.pdf

 

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