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What Your Personal Injury Attorney Wants You to Know


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.

Gather Evidence

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!
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