2 Mistakes People Make When Preparing For A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted on: 7 November 2016

If you have been in a car accident and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, it is important that you know what steps you should take. Many people make critical mistakes when it comes to filing a lawsuit, and because of it they either lose their chance to file the lawsuit or get drastically less in the settlement. Here are some mistakes that people make when preparing for their lawsuit.

1. Not Going To The Doctor Right Away

One of the first mistakes people make is assuming that their injuries are just minor and so they wait a while to go to the doctor. If you have had something like whiplash, you may think that you just need to give it more time to heal. So you don't go and get x-rays. The problem is that the longer you wait, the harder it is to prove that the injuries came from the auto accident. If you can show x-rays from immediately following the accident, it will be easier to prove that the problems you had came from the accident.

In addition, you may not think that your injuries are severe, but then you have lasting problems from them. Don't assume that everything is ok. You might think that a broken arm will heal fine, but you may have problems for years with the arm and have additional medical expenses because of it. If you don't have proof of the initial injury and then subsequent problems following the injury, you will have a harder time getting what you deserve.

2. Waiting Too Long To Talk To The Attorney

You should be aware that there are time limits to how long you can wait before you file a lawsuit. In some cases it was not even intentional. You might have been trying to work it out with the insurance company and they were giving you the run around for months. Then, by the time you get around to talking to the attorney, you have waited too long and can't file a lawsuit.

By all means, try to work out the problems with your insurance provider first. You might be able to resolve it without legal action. But if you aren't getting anywhere and if they are sending you through different channels and you can't get any thing done, call an attorney.

By avoiding these mistakes you will experience a better outcome with your personal injury lawsuit.