If you have been injured in an accident of some sort and you have decided to take legal action, your auto accident attorney will be able to handle a lot of the work for you. He or she will file the appropriate papers with the courts and possibly try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company or the attorney that represents the other party. While it might sound like your attorney will handle everything for you, there are still some things that you will need to do in order to protect your best interest in this case. Here are some of those things:
Stay Off Social Media
Too many people make the mistake of posting a lot of incriminating information on social media that ends up getting used against them when it comes time to go to court. For example, your attorney might tell the court that you have been suffering from depression since the accident and that you can barely leave the house. If the defense team pulls up your social media page and they print pages showing you talking about loving life, and you have uploaded pictures of you at the park with your kids, they can use that to show that you are actually just fine. To make sure that your innocent posts and pictures are not made out to be more than what they are, you will simply want to avoid posting on social media until your case is finished.
Have Someone Else Handle The Outdoor Chores
You might have injuries, but you may still be able to drag the garbage can to the curb, pick up the Sunday paper off of your porch, or even stand out in the yard while your dog does its business. However, if the attorney or the insurance company that works with the at-fault person or company hires a private investigator, such small outdoor chores can be made out to be much more than they are. They simply need to take a few pictures at the right time and at the right angle in order to use those to convince a judge that you are not as injured as you claim. Therefore, you will want to have someone else in the family handle the outdoor chores.
Give your accident attorney a call to see if there is anything else that he or she can think of. The more proactive you are with protecting your best interests, the better the result of the case will be.