Being expected to deal with a lawsuit while suffering from the after-effects of a car wreck can really create a stressful situation. You know you need to focus on getting your life back to "normal" and you often feel overwhelmed and confused. While getting better is vital, it's also important not to lose sight of your efforts to seek a fair compensation settlement from the at-fault driver. When stressed out and injured, it's easy to make some of the common mistakes below, so read on to learn more.
You fail to get adequate medical care and you don't keep good records of the care you get. Did you know that the dollar amount of your medical care is a key factor is determining how much you get offered? Without a record of treatment, you will be unable to prove just how seriously impacted you were by the accident.
You wait too long to take legal action. From the moment your accident occurs, the time for you to file suit against the at-fault driver begins to slowly tick away. Every state places limits on how much time you have to take action, and once that deadline passes, you have no chance of getting compensated for your accident, regardless of the strength of your case. Be sure to take action quickly to preserve your rights to compensation.
You fail to realize that you may be under surveillance. Depending on how much money is at stake in your case, you should be prepared to have your every public moment under scrutiny from the time you declare your plans to file suit until the settlement papers have been signed. Insurance companies have too much on the line to not take into consideration that you could slip up and do something you claim to be unable to do. You may have a good day and be relatively free of pain long enough to enjoy a game of Frisbee in the park with your kids, but the video evidence of you moving freely could reduce or even destroy your chances of getting a fair settlement.
You try to go it alone. Dealing with a personal injury claim while continuing to recover from your injuries is never easy. Having professional legal help on board early on in the case can increase your chances of getting the compensation package that you need and deserve. Your auto accident attorney can take this burden from you, allowing you much-needed time and peace of mind to get better.Share
31 March 2017
I have never been someone who likes the idea of suing another person, but after my family was plowed into by a drunk driver with no regard for the law, my tune changed. I realized that I needed to do what I could in order to make things right, so I started looking for a lawyer who could help me to fight for the settlement I deserved. It took a few months in court, but by the time I won my settlement, I felt a lot better about things. This blog is all about getting the legal help you need when you need it the most.