Interviewer: Well what are some of the common mistakes people make when pursuing a personal injury claim?
Daniel Hoarfrost: It depends on the individual circumstances of the case. Obviously you don’t want somebody making a claim for injury while they’re out competing in athletic contests and where they’re demonstrably healthy.
See a Doctor Early on and Continue with Any Recommended Treatment
The truth of the matter is that the majority of people don’t really set out to bring a claim. And they may not even see a doctor for a while because they think everything is going to get better.
Or they may see a doctor for a while and stop treatment because it is inconvenient. Or they don’t feel like they’re making any progress or they’re afraid they’re not going to have enough insurance coverage to pay the bills.
And so there are complications that make it more difficult to negotiate a recovery. I don’t know if I’d call those mistakes but they’re common areas of concerns.
Avoid Posting Your Activities on Social Media
Interviewer: Do you think social media ever comes into play?
Daniel Hoarfrost: Yes, of course. In this day in age everyone should be aware that if they’re trying to bring a claim everything they put out on social media is going to be read by somebody.
And if it contradicts what they’re trying to claim in their injury claim it’s going to come back to haunt them. The best idea is to stop using your Facebook.