Hi! My name is Sam, and I started this blog to help other injured people. Before you start reading, let me tell you a little about myself. Ten years ago, I slipped on a slice of fruit in a grocery store. My leg slid out from under me, and in a freak twist, it was rendered useless. I could no longer work and struggled with intense pain every day. Luckily, I found an accident and injury attorney who was able to get me the compensation I needed to cover my medical bills and my lost time at work. However, while I waited for the settlement to come through, I had to get creative physically and financially. This blog is dedicated to anyone who is in that limbo position. I hope the posts here help you decide what to do while you wait for the results of your trial.
Being injured in an accident is stressful enough, let alone having to deal with the insurance company and medical practitioners. There are a lot of different elements that come into play when dealing with a bunch of injuries. This is why it is so important to make sure you don't end up making a costly mistake in your accident claim, so spend some time going over everything with your attorney to make sure you don't make these common mistakes.
Not being honest about your injuries.
Oftentimes, people think that the more severe they make their injuries out to be, the better it is going to be in terms of the settlement amount. However, that isn't the case. When you go in to be checked out by the doctor for your injuries, they are going to ask you a series of questions. If you try to say you were injured in a way that isn't consistent with the accident, they are going to document it. This will end up hurting your accident claim and could cost you dearly. The last thing you want to do is cast doubt or suspicion on whether you were really injured or not. Be honest at all costs, regardless of whether you think you won't get as much for your injuries or not. You don't want to lose your credibility by trying to embellish on the truth.
Hiding previous injuries and accidents from your attorney.
You need to be completely honest with your attorney. If you were injured in an accident before, you need to let them know when the accident happened, how bad the injuries were and what the medical diagnosis was. This will help them better form a valid response if the insurance company brings it up and tries to fight the claim. Failing to tell your attorney about your injuries will only end up making matters worse for you in the long run. If you lie about any of your injuries and the insurance company is able to prove that you were lying, it could end up making it very hard to get them to settle at all.
Whatever you do, don't make one of the mistakes above. It could end up costing you a lot financially, so it isn't worth not being honest about what happened in the recent accident and any previous accidents. Contact a personal injury lawyer like one from Vaughan & Vaughan for more information.Share
11 February 2016