Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Claim

In this video, our experienced attorney discusses what mistakes to avoid in a personal injury claim to make sure your rights are protected.

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Question:

What mistakes should I avoid in a personal injury claim?

Answer:

The first mistake people usually make is they don’t seek medical attention right away. If you’re injured, you need to go see a doctor. A doctor can tell you what you need to do to heal. People also make the mistake of not following the doctor’s orders. You need to follow what the doctor says so you can recover the most that you can.
Next, a common mistake that people make is they give a recorded statement to the insurance company. Insurance adjusters are not in the business of fairly compensating people for their injuries. They’re in the business of limiting the exposure to their insurance companies as they want to pay as little as possible. They’ve been trained to try and get you to say misleading things to limit their exposure.Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Claim
After that, the next mistake that people make is they delay in seeking legal representation. You need to hire an attorney as soon as possible so they can investigate what happened. Lastly, people make the mistake of hiring the wrong attorney. You need to hire an attorney who has a large part of their practice devoted to personal injury law. If it’s not devoted to personal injury law, then they might not know the value of your case, which, in turn, will mean that you might not receive fair and just compensation for your claims.


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