The days and weeks following a serious accident are often filled with medical appointments, paperwork, and a whole lot of physical and mental anguish.
You might be unable to work and struggling to pay the bills.
Unfortunately, it is often during this time when people make critical mistakes that jeopardize their personal injury claim.
HERE ARE COMMON ERRORS YOU SHOULD AVOID DURING THIS CRUCIAL TIME:
-MISSING DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS
Failing to show up to medical appointments can signal to the insurance company and the opposing legal team that you are not taking your recovery seriously. They may conclude that your injury is not as severe as you claim it to be. Ignoring professional medical advice relative to your recovery can send the same message.
-NOT TELLING YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT ALL YOUR SYMPTOMS
At your medical visits, be sure to tell your doctor about all of your symptoms. The doctor might not always ask the right questions, so do not hesitate to ask questions of your own and share any information that might be pertinent.
-SETTLING TOO SOON
It is best to settle your case only once you have made a full recovery or medical evidence is final. Your injuries might continue beyond the expected timeframe and settling too soon can mean lost compensation.
-GIVING RECOREDED STATEMENTS
You may be contacted by an insurance company for routine statements. Chances are, it will record these conversations. You should provide them only basic information such as your name, address, and the date of the injury.
-TAKING TO SOCIAL MEDIA
Posting on social media might be part of your everyday routine, but it is wise to avoid it while your accident lawsuit is pending. Defense lawyers and claims adjusters will look for posts and images that depict your injury as less serious than it really is. Anything you post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms can be used out of context, even if your profile is set to private.
-TALKING TO THE WRONG PEOPLE
Personal injury victims often make the mistake of discussing their case with defense lawyers, claims adjusters, and other parties other than their attorney. To ensure that you do not say anything to compromise your case, keep discussions between you and your lawyer.
CONTACT A LOS ANGELES PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY FOR IMMEDIATE HELP
Here is a statistic you might not know: Personal injury victims who hire an attorney earn 3X as much on average as people who handle their own case.
If you were injured and believe someone else may have been at fault, you owe it to yourself to contact a personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus at 818-784-8544.
We will fight diligently to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
It is 100% FREE to get started, and we get paid ONLY if you win!