Accident victims commonly make five avoidable mistakes that affect their court cases.
AVOIDABLE MISTAKES OF VICTIMS #1: FAILURE TO CONSULT A LAWYER BEFORE GIVING A STATEMENT TO A ADJUSTER
An adjuster will ask you to make a statement after an accident. Typically, adjusters seem kind and understanding. However, the insurance adjuster’s job is to submit a lower claim.
Remember that any statements you make can minimize the amount of money you receive. Insurers are trained to influence victim statements. Always contact a lawyer before giving an adjuster a statement.
AVOIDABLE MISTAKES OF VICTIMS #2: FAILING TO GET MEDICAL ATTENTION PROMPTLY
Another mistake that accident victims make is waiting too long to see a doctor. There are serval reasons for an accident victim to see a doctor.
o Victims should be concerned with the worsening injuries they might have received.
o Doctor’s reports are crucial to establishing the scope of an accident victim’s injuries. The reports serve as a gauge in setting the compensation of an accident victim.
o Insurance companies and the courts think that if you don’t see a doctor, a victims’ injuries may not be as severe as they claim.
AVOIDABLE MISTAKES OF VICTIMS #3: INADEQUATE ACCIDENT AND EXPENSE RECORDS
Medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and lifestyle changes are among the expenses that some accident victims are compensated for.
It’s important to keep detailed records of all accident-related expenses and physical and other symptoms that an accident victim may experience due to the accident. This ensures all the compensation that they are entitled to be received.
Accident victims make these common mistakes that hurt their court cases. We have a history of helping accident victims overcome these common mistakes and we are here to help you too!
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