Those who suffer severe injuries due to another person’s negligence deserve justice and compensation. If you were hurt in a motor vehicle collision, pedestrian accident, dog attack, or another tragic event, you might be entitled to the same. However, you need to take the right steps. Making some of these common mistakes could potentially jeopardize your legal claim:
- Failing to preserve evidence: You will need to support your claim and provide proof of damages. The right evidence can help you meet these requirements. Keep things such as photos of the accident, copies of medical records, and copies of the police report.
- Postponing medical treatment: It is in your best interest to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This step can protect both your health and your future legal claim. Meanwhile, if you delay treatment, that decision may be used to devalue your case.
- Sharing on social media: Many people rely on social media to give updates to friends and family members. However, it is not the place to post about your injury. The defense attorney and the insurance company could use that public information against you.
- Accepting the first settlement offer: Insurance companies exist to make a profit. So first settlement offers usually fall short of the true case value. Hold out for what you deserve.
- Underestimating your damages: It is easy to assume you only need money for your past medical bills and any damage to your property. However, that could be far from the case. Other damages may include future medical care, lost earning capacity, and more.
- Letting important deadlines pass: Personal injury claims must be handled swiftly. Missing crucial deadlines, such as the statute of limitations, could ruin your case.
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The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC, can help you pursue the resolution you deserve. We can also advise you on the appropriate steps to take. Call 770-888-8901 for a free consultation with a member of our skilled legal team. We proudly welcome clients from Atlanta, Marietta, Cumming, and nearby areas of Georgia.