Don't Deal With a Personal Injury On Your Own

Don't Deal With a Personal Injury On Your Own

Stay On Track After A Car Accident

by Joan Bradley

It's easy to get turned around after a car accident. After all, many accident victims are dealing with far too much at once. To help victims stay on track, it might be helpful to follow the below tips. Doing so could make your case easier to settle and result in a larger and quicker settlement check.

Don't turn down medical help at the accident scene.

You cannot be certain of your injuries without being seen by a doctor. Many accident victims are excited by the adrenaline rush and fail to notice their injuries. Get checked out no matter what and follow up with your care. It's important for both your health and the value of your personal injury claim.

Don't apologize for anything related to the accident.

You might feel sorry that the accident happened even if you had nothing to do with causing it. However, expressing your sorrow could be misinterpreted too easily for you to take the chance.

Don't post about the accident on social media.

The sympathy and support you might receive are not worth the harm it could cause to your accident case. Speak about the accident and your injuries only to your close family members, your personal injury lawyer, and mental health professionals.

Speak to your own insurer only.

You are likely required to report the accident to your insurer as soon as you can do so. However, that is where speaking to an insurer should stop. No matter what anyone tells you, you are not required to speak with the insurer for the driver that caused the accident.

Never accept a settlement without legal advice.

The insurer for the other driver might offer a settlement soon after the accident occurs. Unfortunately, many accident victims veer off the track and agree to the settlement. The other side has no incentive to offer victims a fair amount and they are not above saying whatever is necessary to convince victims to take the offer.

Be wary of providing medical records to the other side.

In most cases, the only reason for this request is to check for old injuries and previous medical conditions. The other insurer will use your medical records to allege you are suffering from preexisting conditions rather than accident injuries.

You believe that a personal injury lawyer is not needed.

Even minor accidents can produce very serious injuries and even minor injuries can be costly. Many accident victims are not informed enough to advocate for themselves when going up against a powerful insurer. Speak to a car accident attorney and have your case evaluated. Take action before it's too late.


About Me

Don't Deal With a Personal Injury On Your Own

You walk into your favorite grocery store and right away, you slip and fall only to sprain your ankle. You can't perform your job because it requires standing on your feet all day, which means that you can't make any money to support your family while your ankle heals. There was no warning that the floors were wet after being cleaned in the store – so what do you do? It's probably a good idea to think about filing a personal injury lawsuit. Of course, anyone with experience with a personal injury case will tell you just how important it is to work with an attorney throughout the process. I'd like to share insight I've learned through three personal injury cases that I myself have had to go through in the past. I think the information on this website can help people like you, who need some personal injury guidance.