Things that can ruin your Personal Injury Claim
More or less 6 million car accident occur each year, regardless its form and damage done, you can admit that you have been involved in one, right? And its common way to settle it is through filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver for compensation pay which will be used for covering medical bills and amendments for property damages as well.
On hindsight, personal injury claim process is generally a slow building of your case to make it stronger and convincing to win over against at-fault party. But one blunder committed would result in your own downfall and losing of potentially huge amount of money if you have made the at-fault party or judge that you are as well liable to the case and similar notions too.
When losing the lawsuit, it would be devastating and the settlement pay that you are hoping to receive would be all gone in one negotiation and you'd have to pay up-front fees such as expenditures for a day of negotiations (snacks and travel fee) but you wont have to pay attorney fees in general which would be so much more expensive for a victim of a car accident. That is why being careful what words you speak and how you deliver your words is essential while in the middle of a civil litigation process as you are also responsible for the win or loss of the case and how much money would one would recover as a result.
In this blog, we are going to talk about what things or notions that must be avoided while dealing with your personal injury claim.
Admitting Fault or Partly Fault in your Case
During a personal injury lawsuit, never use words or directly state or express that you are partially at-fault in an accident, even it is just a whim or a thought that you do so. The moment you have told the at-fault party or the judge, they would likely reduce your settlement value or even reassess the situation and place you in peril.
Lying about the Accident
Lying about the accident wherein it was already reported to the police and was processed to a police report. What happens is that when you lie, what was stapled in the police will be questioned as well as your integrity as a victim and they might think that you are exaggerating your stories to gain more favors in the process. Remember to keep your statements real and align to police report while processing your personal injury case.
Not obtaining Medical Records of your sustained injuries
It is encouraged by most authorities as well as your personal hired lawyer to immediately seek medical attention following an accident, aside from treating open wounds and assess your overall well-being, medical professionals release medical records as a supporting means for your claims in a lawsuit. As a victim, this would likely increase your settlement pay and as an at-fault party, this would reduce other party's settlement value and especially when injuries suggest that they are partly at-fault and depending on states, this would significantly help your lawsuit case.
Call Ryan LLP
If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of the driver has been negligent at an extent and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices.
Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.