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Avoid these 5 common mistakes after an Indiana accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Oct 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Over the years I've seen a number of mistakes that people who have been injured in accidents make. Most of the time they make these mistakes because they do not understand how these issues play into the process of making a personal injury claim. My clients get a list of these five “Not to Dos” once I'm retained. But this information is even more important for people who want to handle their own case. Avoiding these mistakes can help you get fair and just compensation for your injuries.

Watch what you say

Do not talk to other people about the facts of the accident or your injuries to friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers. These folks may repeat your statements to insurance company investigators, which can hurt your claim.

Recorded statements

Do not provide a recorded statement to the other person's insurance adjuster or private investigator. You are not required to give a statement. Nothing good comes out of statements, and what you say will be used against you by the insurance company.

Watch out for social media

Do not post anything about your accident on social media. That means no photos of the location, cars, injuries or comments about what happened in the accident. Social media is no place to share your thoughts about your accident.

Watch out for medical authorizations

The insurance company may send you a medical authorization asking you to sign it so it can go out and get your records and bills. Do not sign a blanket medical authorization. Many times these authorizations are too broad and allow the insurance company to obtain irrelevant and personal information that can be used against you.

Watch out for releases

Do not sign any releases unless you are absolutely sure you know what your signing or you should have a lawyer review the document. I can't tell you how many times I've had people come in and try to undo a release they signed because they did not understand that signing the release ended their claim.

If you have any questions about an Indiana accident, you can give me a call or shoot me an email.

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About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


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