1. Take no time to document what happened at the accident, as soon as you are able.
  2. Take no time to take notes during your recovery so that you remember how much you suffered.
  3. Don’t listen to your treating physicians, especially regarding treatment needed.
  4. Fail to seek needed medical treatment at all.
  5. Meet with the insurance adjuster and sign a statement or agree to a settlement without obtaining legal advice.
  6. Retain a lawyer who does not focus on personal injury cases.
  7. Lie to your lawyer.
  8. Mislead, be dishonest or exaggerate your injuries or pre-existing injuries or how the injuries affect your life.
  9. Don’t cooperate with your lawyer.
  10. Don’t provide the documents your lawyer requests.