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People involved in an accident or who breach a civil statute often make legal mistakes that can hurt their claim to seek compensation. It’s easy to be guided in the wrong direction after an accident. As mentioned in the video above, many people should be aware that common mistakes in personal injury claims include:
Insurance companies will do all they can to disprove or downplay the severity of your claim. Cases in which the plaintiff (you) has improperly given a statement to the insurance company respresenting the defendant will be used against the plaintiff in court. The statement you provide the insurance company may reveal that you have been inactively seeking medical care and have ignored any legal deadlines you have at your disposal.
By following these simple common law and personal injury tips, you can avoid legal mistakes that may hurt the outcome of your claim.
Hello, my name is attorney Frank Penney and this is the Legal Minute. How do you avoid making mistakes? Unfortunately, there are multiple areas where an unrepresented person can make mistakes. For example, delaying medical care is a mistake. If you are injured then seek immediate medical attention and if warranted, consider long-term treatment with a physical therapist or chiropractor. The insurance representative won’t take your injury seriously if you don’t see or delay medical attention. Another mistake is giving a recorded statement to an insurance company. Such a recorded statement can be used against you later when negotiating this element more in a deposition or trial. Another mistake is not understanding the legal deadlines in your case. There are specific deadlines if not met that can terminate all of your right to compensation.
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