What to Do If You’re a Victim of Personal Injury: The Don’ts
In our previous post, we explained some of the correct steps to follow if you are a victim of a personal injury. This includes seeking legal advice, documenting your accident, and getting medical attention as soon as possible.
However, there are a few common mistakes that can be easy to make when working towards a full recovery. Here we explain them and their alternatives so you can ensure you follow down the right path when protecting yourself.
Personal Injury: the Don’ts
- Don’t delay speaking to a legal professional.
You will want to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. This is not only so they can give you counsel on what your next steps should be, but it is so they can handle your case from the beginning and give you time to recover.
- Don’t give statements of any kind without speaking to your law firm first.
This goes for both spoken and written statements. These statements can get skewed and be worked against you in court, so it is a good idea to let your lawyer handle all communication with insurance agencies, the defendants, and the press.
- Don’t settle your case until you are fully healed.
If you are a victim of a personal injury accident, some symptoms may not appear right away. So you should always hold off on settling your injury case until you are completely healed so you can get the compensation you rightfully deserve!
- Don’t leave details out in your story
We understand that you can feel overwhelmed and not remember everything, but it is crucial to be open and honest with your lawyer when it comes to describing everything that happened. You need to share everything you can remember from the accident itself, your medical history, and anything that has a potential to affect your case and claim. Any and all information you have is important and remember, your lawyer is there to help you, not to judge you.
Unfortunately, being a victim of a personal injury accident is all too common nowadays, especially with people drinking and driving. In fact, back in 2013 9.9 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs, which puts thousands of people at risk on the road every single day.
If you are suffering from a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact our legal team today for any and all help!
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