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Three Key Considerations for Maximizing Your Personal Injury Claim

If you ever encounter the event of being in an accident where someone else’s negligence has led to your injury, pursuing a personal injury lawsuit can be the best route of recovering financial losses. Within Pennsylvania specifically, the modified contributory negligence rule enables you to seek compensation provided your fault does not surpass 50% in the incident. 

You should be aware of certain factors that may influence the outcome of your claim in order to ensure the highest possible compensation. Navigating a personal injury lawsuit can be daunting, especially if you’re a first-timer unaware of the dos and don’ts. Having a lawyer, or even a community (wink wink) on your side will enhance your changes of navigating the claim process successfully. 

Critical Mistakes to Avoid in Your Personal Injury Case

Even with a valid claim and substantial injuries, certain impulses or actions, whether intended to bolster your claim or out of ignorance, can inadvertently harm your case. Here are essential pitfalls to steer clear of:

Minimize Social Media Activity: Frequent social media users need to exercise caution post-accident, especially when a compensation claim is underway. Insurance investigators often comb through claimants' social media for evidence that could undermine their case. Innocent posts can be misconstrued and leveraged against you, compromising your settlement prospects. It's advisable to limit social media use until your claim is resolved to prevent any unintended consequences.

Seek Prompt Medical Attention: Regardless of the injury's apparent severity, immediate medical evaluation is paramount. This not only ensures a proper health assessment and treatment plan but also strengthens your claim with documented evidence of your injuries. Adhering to your doctor's prescribed treatment regimen is equally important for your recovery and claim validity.

Be Transparent with Your Attorney: Your attorney's capability to secure a favorable outcome hinges on a comprehensive understanding of your case. Withholding information or fabricating details can jeopardize your claim, potentially leading to a denial of compensation. Full transparency with your legal representative is essential for the success of your claim.

Where Nextphase Community Comes In

While we can’t personally help with the legal process, we can guide you through the aftermath of the legal process considering the financial recovery as well as the mental recovery. One thing we can also help with is directing you to the best-fit lawyer for your case with our esteemed pool of lawyers awaiting to help our members. 

In this journey, every step matters, and with NextPhase Community, no one has to walk it alone.

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