Mistakes To Avoid After An Accident
Most people do not know what to do to after an accident to protect their right to secure the full compensation to which they are entitled. It is a stressful situation that most people have never been through before.
It is understandable that people make mistakes. But, you need to know that those mistakes may prevent you from being compensated properly for an accident that was not your fault. You and your family may be in real need unless you take appropriate action.
Three of the major mistakes you need to avoid include:
- Not going to the doctor — Many people try and avoid going to the doctor after an accident. They assume feeling rough is part and parcel for having been in an accident. Your doctor needs to document all of your symptoms so that they can be made an effective part of the case. Tell your doctor about all of your symptoms.
- Settling your property claim before talking to a personal injury attorney — People often settle their property claim right away. This means the car may be gone and totaled before we can begin building a case. Your car may be a vital piece of evidence in your personal injury case. Talk to a personal injury lawyer before settling your property damage claim.
- Giving recorded statements to insurance companies — The adjusters and investigators who work for the insurance companies may say they are simply trying to gather basic information, but they are trained to secure information that will help them fight your claim. Do not help them by giving any statements.
Get In Touch With A Lawyer As Soon As You Can
At Morris & Dean, our firm knows how to guide our clients through the process of effectively pursuing compensation for injuries suffered in a serious accident. We encourage people to come to us as soon as possible after their accidents so that we can begin protecting their right to compensation.
Lawyer Jeffrey J. Dean offers his clients representation that is backed by almost three decades of experience. He is AV Preeminent* rated by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system, the highest available rating and has an 9.3 “Excellent” rating from Avvo.
We only collect attorney’s fees for personal injury cases if we secure compensation for you.
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