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3 DIY Tips For Ruining Your Personal Injury Claim


The idea of “do it yourself” (DIY) is hotter than ever, with entire cable networks and websites devoted to teaching consumers how to roll up their sleeves and work on satisfying projects. 

When it comes to your legal rights, we don’t recommend DIY as a successful strategy. The perils of DIY in the courtroom are numerous and can result in you getting something other than the outcome you deserve. 

However, if you’re set on DIY, there are some things you can do to make sure you don’t get what you deserve. Read on for our tongue-in-cheek guide to ruining your personal injury claim. 

1. Talk, Talk, Talk…

Whether you were hurt on-the-job or suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident, make sure you talk to everyone about it. Especially be sure to talk to the other side’s insurance company, providing them with all the ammunition they need to deny the financial compensation you deserve.

2. Take What You Can Get

If the insurance company calls you with a settlement offer, don’t take the time to discuss its merits with an experienced personal injury attorney. Accept the offer before they rescind it and even think about going to trial to get the maximum compensation you deserve.

3. Don’t Bother Seeing A Doctor

Going to the doctor can be a hassle, so feel free to skip treating your injuries. No need to create a detailed medical record that demonstrates your injuries, since you won’t be going to trial anyway.


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