How to Set Up a GoFundMe Account for Injury Victims

A computer laptop displays the words crowd funding. Our personal injury lawyers explain how to set up a go fund me account
A computer laptop displays the words crowd funding. Our personal injury lawyers explain how to set up a GoFundMe account

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be overwhelmed with unexpected costs. The attorneys at DRS Law Personal Injury Lawyers often see clients set up GoFundMe accounts to cover medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and other costs.

Medical expenses can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not prepared for them. If you’re facing a large medical bill, a GoFundMe account can be a great way to raise money to help pay for your expenses.

Here’s how to set up a GoFundMe account for medical expenses:

  1. Go to the GoFundMe website and create an account.
  2. Enter your personal information and create a fundraiser title.
  3. Write a brief description of your fundraiser and explain why you’re raising money.
  4. Set a fundraising goal.
  5. Add photos or videos to your fundraiser.
  6. Share your fundraiser on social media and with your friends and family.

Here are some tips for writing a successful GoFundMe fundraiser for medical expenses:

  • Be clear and concise in your description.
  • Use strong emotional language to connect with your readers.
  • Share personal stories and anecdotes to make your fundraiser more relatable.
  • Include photos or videos of yourself or your loved one to help people connect with your story.
  • Set a realistic fundraising goal.
  • Share your fundraiser on social media and with your friends and family.

GoFundMe is a great way to raise money for medical expenses. With a little planning and effort, you can create a successful fundraiser that will help you get the financial support you need.

Here are some additional tips for setting up a GoFundMe account for medical expenses:

  • Use a clear and concise title that accurately reflects the purpose of your fundraiser.
  • Write a compelling story that will engage your readers and encourage them to donate.
  • Include photos or videos of yourself or your loved one to help people connect with your story.
  • Set a realistic fundraising goal.
  • Share your fundraiser on social media and with your friends and family.
  • Keep your fundraiser updated with new information and photos.
  • Be responsive to donor comments and questions.

With a little effort, you can set up a GoFundMe account for medical expenses that will help you raise the money you need.

If I file a lawsuit, is my GoFundMe account admissible?

A common issue that arises in personal injury lawsuits is whether money received from GoFundMe can be admitted into evidence. Defense lawyers will try to argue that the money recovered through GoFundMe should be disclosed to the jury. This tactic should fail, however, because of something called the collateral source rule.

The collateral source rule is an evidentiary rule that prohibits the admission of evidence that the plaintiff or victim has received compensation from some source other than the damages sought against the defendant. The purpose of the rule is to ensure that the wrongful party pays the full cost of the harm caused so that future harmful conduct is deterred or, at least, fully included in the defendant’s cost of doing business.

Be careful with GoFundMe if you plan on filing a personal injury lawsuit

Our last tip is to be careful in setting up a GoFundMe account if you plan on filing a personal lawsuit. While the amount of money you ultimately recover may not come into evidence in your case, any statements you make about your accident and injuries could potentially be used against you. You want to make sure that anything you put online about your accident and injuries cannot be used against you in your personal injury lawsuit. If you have questions about this, contact DRS Law Personal Injury Lawers today.

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