Being injured because of the negligence of another can be traumatizing and shocking to anyone. But there are important steps to be taken if you want to maximize the results of your personal injury claim.
The Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. has witnessed far too many injured individuals suffer losses simply because they made mistakes prior to and during their personal injury claim. We want to make sure that you can get the most out of your case by avoiding these top three personal injury claim mistakes below.
Three Personal Injury Claim Mistakes
Failing to Receive Medical Treatment
Your injury may seem minor at first, but the after-effects of your injury can show up hours or days after the event.
Seeking medical treatment is important for two critical reasons:
- You can receive proper prescribed treatment quickly, reducing your recovery time
- Your medical documents provide third party evidence of your injuries, pain and suffering, lost time from work, etc.
- Whenever you are hurt, make an appointment with your family doctor or pay a visit to the emergency room. Your doctor will run diagnostic tests to see if you do or do not have any further injuries or ailments resulting from the injury
Providing a Statement to an Insurance Company
While you should contact your own insurance company in the event of an accident, you are by no means obligated to speak to the insurance company of any other party involved in an accident.
Before speaking to the insurance company of the individual who caused the accident, consult with an expert personal injury lawyer in Las Cruces. Your lawyer will likely advise you not to provide a recorded statement and will handle the other party’s insurance company so that you do not have to.
Settling Your Case without an Attorney
Far too often injured individuals settle when they do not know if their injuries are temporary or permanent, what sort of future treatment they will require, and what compensation they are entitled to.
Speak to an Expert Las Cruces Personal Injury Lawyer
The Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. is an award-winning firm with a team of accomplished legal attorneys who are known throughout Las Cruces for fighting relentlessly for the rights of their clients. We commit ourselves to every case to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
At The Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. we offer a free consultation to anyone who wants to learn more about their legal rights after suffering a personal injury. Schedule your consultation with us today at (575) 526-5263.