Don’t make these mistakes when you file a personal injury claim

No one in Vista leaves work on a Friday with the intention of starting the weekend off with a car accident. Unfortunately, it does happen from time to time. And, if it has happened to you, you may be wondering what how to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and the damage to your car.

When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, there is a right way to do things and a wrong way. Certain mistakes can easily lead to a claim denial and leave you without a way to recover your loses. Read further to find out what mistakes to avoid when you file an injury claim.

Not getting legal help

One of the worst mistakes that people make when filing a personal injury claim is trying to do it on their own. In general, when it comes to legal matters, opting for a do-it-yourself approach may not get you very far. It is better to have someone with experience that can act as your advocate in handling the other driver's insurance company.

Exaggerating your injuries

When people claim that their injuries are worse than they actually are, these individuals are committing a criminal offence. Not only do they risk losing the injury claim, they could also face charges for insurance fraud. When you are filing your claim, be honest about your injuries. You should not claim they are worse than they are, but you should also not underestimate them.

Waiting too long

Simply because there is a statute of limitation that grants you a certain amount of time to file your claim does not mean you should wait until the last minute. The longer you wait, the less chance you have of receiving the maximum you are claiming. Start the process as soon as possible to increase your chances of recovering your damages.

Skipping the doctor

After an accident, even a minor one, you should always seek medical help and a doctor's opinion. Sometimes it can take days or weeks before an injury becomes apparent. Do not dismiss aches and pains that develop after your accident. These could very easily be a direct result of the car wreck. Not only will a diagnosis set your down the path of recovery, but your medical records will provide you with additional evidence for your claim.

If you have suffered an injury due to a car accident with a negligent driver, you might be able to file a claim for your losses. For a better chance of success, avoid the above mistakes.

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