5 important reasons why you may lose your personal injury case

No one files a personal injury claim with the intent to lose. You suffered injuries and feel you are entitled to
compensation, and you want to win. What happens, though, when you don’t win your case? It’s not unusual
for you to feel a myriad of emotions ranging from fury to panic to fear. You have medical bills to pay. You may
have lost wages to make up for, and you may even suffer from injuries that prevent you from going back to work
in the same capacity you worked before. While you can get a new job, you won’t make anywhere close to your
annual salary prior to your injuries.

Before it comes to this, you should take the time to educate yourself as to why you might lose your personal
injury case. Foyle Legal can help you figure out what you’re doing wrong so that you can minimize your risk of
losing your case. No one wants to see you suffer more than you’re already suffering, so here are the most
common reasons why people lose their personal injury cases. Knowing what might cause you to lose might
also help you learn to avoid those situations.

You Misrepresent Your Case

Are you really suffering from a horrible back injury that’s caused you to lose out on your ability to do the
things you love? Or, did you suffer an injury that makes your back hurt every so often? If you represent your
injuries as serious when they are not, you are misrepresenting your case. Another word for this is lying, and
it’s not a winning combination in a court of law. If you file a personal injury claim, you’re going to need to
prove your injuries are as serious as you say they are. If you’re missing out on day to day activities with your
kids such as coaching their teams or working out to stay in shape, say so when you represent those injuries.
If they’re serious enough to cause excruciating pain that prevents you from sleeping at night, say it.
However, don’t say it if it’s not true. These things do come out, and you don’t win when they do.

You Didn’t See A Doctor

One of the most common mistakes people make when they are injured is assuming that they are fine. If you
don’t see blood and you can move all your body parts, it doesn’t automatically mean you’re just fine. You may
have internal injuries. You may have injuries that need a little more time to become obvious. You need to see a
doctor when you’re injured.

If you wait to see a doctor, there’s a chance you might lose your case. The defendant might claim your injuries
occurred after the accident they caused, which means you have more to prove. If you cannot prove you were
injured in the accident, you may not win your case. See a doctor even if you feel just fine.

You Spend Too Much Time on Social Media

You may not see a problem tagging yourself at your nephew’s birthday party at the indoor trampoline park, but
your defendant’s attorney might see a big problem with that. Your injuries may be slightly exaggerated if you
can find time to go bounce on indoor trampolines with a bunch of kids, so you might not really mean it when
you say you’re hurt. Even if you were only there to eat cake while sitting on the sidelines not participating in any
of the activities, it doesn’t look good.

Stay off of social media. Don’t say where you are. Don’t allow anyone to post photos of you. Don’t go anywhere
you should go if it means you might be accused of being healthier than you imagine. In fact, you might be
accused of not being injured if you simply post a simple, “Feeling great today!” post on your birthday. Stay off
of social media, and ask your friends and family to leave you off of their social media as well.

You Don’t Want to Be Viewed As Weak

If it hurts and you’re struggling, say something about it. There is no time like the present to put your pride to
the side and be honest about how you’re feeling. This might not be a problem for everyone, but there are
some people who are too worried about how they will look to others if they state they are hurt or that they
are struggling. For example, a tough athlete might not want to make it obvious he is in pain. He might worry
that his injuries will affect his position on the team in the coming season. He might worry his fans will think he
is weak. He might worry that his family will think he’s less than masculine. However, he might also lose his case
if he doesn’t state that he’s in pain. Downplaying your situation is just as dangerous as misrepresenting it as
worse than it is.

You Didn’t File A Police Report

You didn’t call the police because there was no damage to your car when someone rear-ended you.
When you develop major headaches and your doctor tells you it’s because of an internal injury you
sustained in your accident, you have no proof an accident really occurred. If the at-fault party denies that
they were involved in an accident, you don’t have any proof. All you have is your word, and they have their
word. That might not be enough. Call the police. This is evidence you need even if you don’t think you’ll file
a personal injury lawsuit.

If you’re filing a lawsuit, you’re filing it to win. The financial problems caused by your accident are
weighing heavily on your shoulders, and you may have lost your ability to pay your bills because you cannot
work. If this is you, you’re not filing a lawsuit to lose. You need the damages to which you are entitled to get
back to living your standard quality of life. Don’t make these mistakes. They cost a lot.


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