No one ever expects that they will become an auto accident statistic, but, these accidents happen every day on our roads and highways. Regardless of whether you were running a quick errand or on your way home from work, if you’ve been injured, you deserve compensation for those injuries. But, you need to avoid making certain mistakes when going through the personal injury claims process, because certain mistakes can cause you to lose the money owed to you. Here, we’d like to provide you with three common mistakes and how to avoid making them.
The insurance company is going to try to get you to settle quickly, offering you fast cash. This is because the sooner they settle, the less likely you are to fully realize just how serious your injury may be. Even though money may be tight following a serious accident, don’t be tempted to take the fast cash. You want to ensure you receive money for everything you lost because of the accident.
Sure, it’s nice to think about having access to money immediately, because many times personal injury cases can take months, if not years, to settle. But, don’t let the temptation of cash being waved in front of your face allow you to forget the bigger financial picture.
Giving Statements Under Duress
After an accident, you’ll be under a lot of stress and most likely in pain. Refrain from giving any statements until you’re fully aware of what’s going on and when you’re in a more relaxed and pain-free state of mind. Also, stay off of social media. Many times, the statements you make on social media can come back to haunt you. Once any statement or post on social media is out there, it’s out there forever and there’s no way you’re going to be able to take it back. Those statements could hurt you in a personal injury case, so be very careful about what you say when you’re under extreme stress or you’re just frustrated.
Failure to Retain an Experienced Attorney
Many people fail to realize the importance of hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer for their case, thinking the attorney can’t do anything more than what the injured person can do himself. However, a personal injury lawyer has years of experience in these types of cases, and can ensure you’re treated fairly by the insurance company and that you receive the compensation you deserve. It’s best to reach out to experienced attorneys like those at our law firm. You can find more information about us here at mginjurylawyers.com. We will sit down with you and access your situation and help you to better understand what the personal injury case is like. It may not be instant gratification, but in the long run, we can help you secure the compensation you deserve that will cover things such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. Reach out to us today for more information.