Filing a personal injury claim can feel overwhelming without the right legal guidance. Don’t worry. Figueredo Law is here to help make the process easier for you so you can focus on recovering.
The steps provided below are designed to help make your personal injury case go more smoothly. These tips outline critical components of the claims process that can ultimately determine the outcome of your case.
If you or a loved one were recently injured in an accident, it’s important that you use the following tips to help strengthen your personal injury claim.
1.Call an Experienced Attorney Right Away
Working with an experienced attorney can help you receive up to 3x more in compensation than if you go it alone. This statistic holds true across many different areas of law, especially with personal injury cases. When working with Figueredo Law, we will ultimately fight for your legal rights until you receive maximum compensation for your accident.
2. Only Speak with Your Attorney About Your Case
Whether you’ve been contacted by a claims adjuster or simply have questions about your case, you should keep communication strictly between you and your attorney. Oftentimes, defense lawyers and insurance companies will misinterpret your discussions which can potentially compromise your case.
3. Don’t Post About Your Case on Social Media
Even if you’ve already submitted your injury claim and your case is still pending, you should avoid posting on social media. The at-fault party’s legal team and insurance company will likely look for posts and online content that can diminish the seriousness of your case. Keep in mind that anything you post on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, can be taken out of context and used to hurt your legal claim.
4. Continue Going to Your Doctor Appointments
If you were injured in accident due to another person’s negligence, you must continue going to your medical appointments. When you fail to show up to your appointments, the party responsible for your injuries may suggest to the insurance company that your injuries aren’t as serious as you claim them to be.
You should also be completely honest with your doctor about your symptoms. This information can only solidify the severity of your injuries.
5. Fight for Maximum Compensation
Insurance companies are notoriously known for offering settlement amounts for far less than you are rightfully owed. Settling your case too soon means that you will not be fairly compensated for your injuries and losses.
Original article from https://www.utahadvocates.com/steps-to-take-during-personal-injury-case/