Common Mistakes to Avoid in Personal Injury CasesPa Accident News
Individuals injured in various accidents may have the right to file a personal injury claim to obtain compensation. The most important part of being successful with a claim is showing that the party the claim is filed against is liable for the resulting damages because they were negligent. In other words, they acted in an irresponsible way below the accepted standard of behavior anyone else in the same situation would be expected to behave.
Even if there is robust evidence to show that another party was negligent, that does not mean that a claim can be easy to win to secure the highest amount of compensation. There are things claimants can do that can harm their ability to obtain maximum recovery.
If you were injured by another party and you would like to file a claim, it is best not to limit your potential settlement by poor decision-making. You could inadvertently do something that you didn’t know could harm your case. Instead, speak with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney today at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP. The seasoned legal team at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP can advise you on how to approach the personal injury claims process as well as represent you in settlement negotiations and court proceedings.
Mistakes Personal Injury Claimants Make
It is not usually the case that a claimant engages in certain actions that they know can be detrimental to their claim. Most often, claimants will do things that they believe are fairly benign. However, in reality, their acts can have a big impact on their claim, and not in a good way. It is best when filing a claim to avoid the following mistakes:
- Never admit fault. After an accident, do not say you are sorry for the accident or imply in any way that it was your fault.
- Do not have conversations with insurance adjusters. Connect with an attorney and then have your attorney manage communications on your behalf to safeguard your claim.
- Stay off of social media completely or, at least, as much as possible. If you really cannot keep away from your favorite platforms, keeping them private until your claim is over is best.
- Kindly ask others not to post anything about you on their social media until your claim has concluded.
- Do not be too eager to accept an initial settlement offer. It is not uncommon that insurance adjusters will throw out a low offer to see if you are willing to take it. The problem is, once you agree to a settlement, your case is pretty much over. If your settlement is not enough to account for all of your damages, you are on your own to pay for what your settlement didn’t cover.
Speak to an Attorney at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP Today
Depending on how extensive the damages you suffered were, you could be entitled to a large monetary settlement. Making sure you get all of the money you are owed is critical to your ability to move on after being injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Speak with a personal injury attorney today at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP, to schedule a free consultation by calling (215) 731-9900. An attorney can provide more information about the claims process.