If you have been hurt in an accident, and that accident was the fault of another party or person, then you deserve compensation. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we will work tirelessly to ensure you get it. However, there are steps you can take that could seriously reduce the amount of your settlement. Keep reading to learn what they are and how to avoid them.
If you are in need of a free legal consultation, contact us at 800-333-0000 and we will get with you right away. We can assess your case and look for the best way to proceed. We are here seven days a week and look forward to helping you with your case.
- Refusing to Get Medical Care
- Not Calling an Attorney Right Away
If you are injured then you need to get medical attention as soon as possible. There are several reasons for this, the most important being your own wellbeing. If you are in a car accident and think you just have a headache, you should see a doctor to be sure it is not something more serious such as a traumatic brain injury.
The second reason it is so important to get medical treatment is to prove your personal injury case. If you decline to see a medical professional, then the insurance company will surely say that you were not as injured as you claim you are. If you see the doctor but wait a few days or weeks to do so, they may say there is no way to prove that the accident was the cause of the injury. For these and other reasons, it is essential to get medical care sooner rather than later.
Once you have seen a medical professional, your next step is to contact an attorney. Remember that evidence can disappear very quickly. Contact information for witnesses can be lost. Memories can fade. There is a statute of limitations that, based on the specifics of who is being sued, can be as little as six months.
Not calling an attorney right away can also signal to the insurance company that you are not serios about your claim. They may believe that since you waited so long to even contact an attorney, you are simply fishing to see if you can get money for your injury. Their settlement offer is likely to reflect this.
Call Now to Request a Free Legal Consultation
When you contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free consultation, you do not have to be sure that you have a case. You do not need to have it all figured out – this is what a free consultation is for. We will learn about the basics of your case and will provide legal advice about your best option to proceed. Call us now at 800-333-0000 to get started.