If you have been injured in an accident, you have the right to recover
compensation. However, despite the fact that you should be able to seek
justice, it’s not always given and you may need to fight for it.
This can be made immensely more difficult if you make a mistake that gives
the person responsible for your injuries and their insurance company something
they can use to fight back and try to absolve themselves of their responsibility.
To help you avoid some mistakes, here are some things about your injury
that your Dunedin personal injury attorney would like you to know in advance.
Don’t Admit Fault
This is a particular worry in car accident cases but can also be applicable
to just about any type of injury. If you’ve been hurt, don’t
apologize for what you did, and don’t ever admit you were at fault.
Even if you think the incident was entirely your responsibility, other
factors at play may have contributed to it which can reduce your responsibility
or even make you not liable at all. If you admit fault before the investigation,
you more or less seal your fate. However, letting the investigation proceed
gives you a better chance at a successful outcome.
You’ll want to document just about
everything in your personal injury case: your condition, any property losses, the
cause of the accident, how your recovery is proceeding, and most importantly
any expenses you sustain as a result of the accident. This means getting
documentation and keeping it organized and easily accessible through every
step of your case. Take pictures of the accident scene, including any
factors that may have contributed to your injuries. And most importantly,
see a doctor as soon as possible, have them document your injury, and
request copies of their reports with every checkup so you can document
how your recovery is proceeding.
Retain an Attorney
While you may think that filing an insurance claim will get you the care
you need, this is far from the truth in most cases. Insurance companies
are not on your side. In fact, they’re not on anyone’s side
but their own. They’re a business whose primary goal is to make
money, and they make the most money by paying out the least on every claim,
and they’ll do whatever they can to reduce their responsibility
to pay, including pursuing legal options. A Dunedin personal injury lawyer
is on your side and aligns their goals with your ideal outcome to ensure they
help you achieve what you want to accomplish.
For assistance with your case,
call Paulsen Law Group today at (888) 352-7180 to request a case evaluation!