Learn from an injury attorney in Colorado how to protect your personal injury claim. An attorney knows the reasons your claim could be denied, what you can do about it, and how you may prevent it. Don’t let HYPERLINK insurance company tactics lead to your case being denied or reduced monetarily.
Reasons a Personal Injury Claim May Be Denied
One reason that the insurance company may deny your claim is a pre-existing medical condition. Despite the complications this can bring to your case, it is important that you are honest about it from the start. Prior injuries or health problems may be blamed for your current injuries, which could lead to a reduction in value or denial of your claim.
But you may be able to prevent this from happening by collecting documentation that shows the difference between your pre-existing condition and your current medical condition. This could include X-rays, lab results and other medical reports.
Another reason your personal injury claim could be denied is if you failed to disclose pertinent information surrounding the accident or your injuries. Prevent this by not exaggerating, not omitting facts or being dishonest in any way in regard to the accident or your injuries and other damages.
Social media is another reason claims may be denied, or rather what you post to your social media accounts regarding the accident. With so many people using it, it is not uncommon for insurance adjusters and investigators to do a search and review what you are posting online.
If you’ve been in an accident and plan to file a claim, you may either close down your accounts while you are pursuing a lawsuit or at least minimize your time on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. What you post could be misconstrued or even twisted.
Pictures, videos, status updates, tweets and comments could be used against you. For instance, you may have recently posted a picture from a skiing trip you took a year ago, but to the insurance adjuster it may look to be a recent trip, which could raise questions if you are making claims of a back injury. You may be able to prove the trip took place long before the accident, but it could nonetheless complicate the case.
Consulting with an Injury Attorney in Colorado
There are proactive steps you can take to avoid your claim being denied. To learn more about protecting your claim, contact D.J. Banovitz. You can also learn valuable tips from the FREE injury guide that we offer, such as how to deal with the insurance company and what types of paperwork you should avoid signing. Call our law firm at 303-300-5060 to schedule your appointment with an injury attorney in Colorado.