Mistakes that Can Jeopardize Your Case

Many individuals who suffer personal injuries believe that they should take matters into their own hands.  However, too often, victims of personal injury make crucial mistakes in their personal injury lawsuits in Phoenix due to their unfamiliarity with the legal system, and they end up losing what they are entitled to or being taken advantage of.

Common errors in a Phoenix personal injury lawsuit

Personal injury laws are complex, and involve many different elements and parties.  Without the proper legal training, it can be easy to make mistakes.  By consulting with an experienced attorney, you can avoid making the following common mistakes:

  • Postponing seeking medical treatment or avoiding it all together.  It is crucial to consult with a physician as soon as possible following an accident or injury for three reasons.  First, not only can a doctor provide you treatment for your personal injuries, but he or she may also identify one or more additional injuries you were unaware of.  Postponing or avoiding treatment for whatever reason can also lead to you suffering more serious or debilitating damage in the long run.  Second, hospitals and physicians can provide official documentation regarding your injuries and the costs you incurred, all of which will be helpful evidence to your personal injury lawsuit in Phoenix.  Finally, if you postpone treatment, it is possible for the other side to argue that you intentionally exacerbated your condition in order to receive a larger settlement.
  • Failing to follow your prescribed treatment regimen.  Similarly, it is very important that you follow your doctor’s orders regarding treatment so that you can demonstrate the real effects of your personal injury.  If you fail to follow the recovery plan provided, the defendant or insurance company might claim that your injuries could have been less severe if you allowed for the necessary treatment.
  • Excluding details.  When recalling the circumstances surrounding your injury—whether to police, doctors, attorneys, or your insurance provider—always disclose every detail in your memory, regardless of how insignificant it may seem to you.  By putting forth a solid account of the accident or incident, you eliminate the possibility that a defendant could argue that your injury did not occur as you claim it did.
  • Failing to obtain an attorney.  Without an attorney by your side, no one involved in your case is looking out for your best interests.  Insurance companies are concerned with making money, and defendants want to maintain their innocence and minimize their losses.  An attorney can protect you from being taken advantage of, and ensure that you receive what you are entitled to.

 

Contact the Phoenix personal injry law fim of Richard Strohm when you need help with a personal injury case.

 

Many individuals who suffer personal injuries believe that they should take matters into their own hands.Contact the Phoenix personal injry law fim of Richard Strohm when you need help with a personal injury case.

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