Biggest Early Mistakes to Avoid in Personal Injury Cases

If you’ve never been through a personal injury lawsuit in the past but are starting one after a recent accident, you could end up feeling overwhelmed as you deal with medical professionals, costly bills, the inability to work, and the pain, anxiety and financial stress of it all. The insurer of the person who caused your accident and injuries knows their company will be in for a financial loss, so the company will do whatever it can to devalue your claim. That’s why you don’t want to make any of the following mistakes in your personal injury case. 

Don’t Delay in Seeking Medical Treatment After an Accident

If you’ve been injured in an accident, get to an emergency room or your private physician right away. The injury and pain you’re suffering from should be documented by medical records provided by health care professionals. 

Don’t Miss Medical Appointments During a Personal Injury Case

DNS stands for did not show. If you failed to attend scheduled medical appointments, you open the door for the opposing insurer to start arguing that you weren’t injured to the extent that you initially claimed. That argument could potentially have an impact on your credibility and the future of your case. 

Don’t Give a Statement to Insurance Companies After an Accident

An adjuster from an opposing insurance company might sound genuinely concerned about your well being, but that person’s job is to limit the financial exposure of the company they work for. Kansas law doesn’t require you to give that opposing adjuster a written or recorded statement in a car accident case. No matter what that adjuster says, politely refuse to provide any type of a statement. That person’s intention is to use your words against you in the future. Your credibility will be called into question again. 

Don’t Broadcast Your Case on Social Media

The adjuster working on your case wants to learn whatever they can about you. A search of your social media accounts will be performed right away. What you say on social media can definitely be used against you. Leave any and all remarks about your case for your doctors and lawyers.  

Don’t Delay Your Personal Injury Case

In a situation like a wrongful death case, it’s vitally important to consult with a qualified Kansas wrongful death attorney. Given the emotional and financial burdens that come with the loss of a loved one, an effective wrongful death attorney working on your behalf and representing your interests will be invaluable. Evidence can be lost or destroyed and recollections of events can get hazy. Protect and invoke your right to compensation for your losses as quickly as possible. 

Experienced Kansas Personal Accident Lawyer

Southwest Kansas personal accident lawyer Joseph T. Welsh has handled cases like yours. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, let Joe put his knowledge of the legal system and of how insurance companies operate to work for you.  

Without a successful personal injury lawyer moving your case forward, the opposing insurer won’t give you the attention or compensation that you deserve. Joseph T. Welsh, Attorney at Law is a former U.S. District Attorney for the District of Kansas, and he has extensive experience with arbitration and mediation in and out of the courtroom. 

 Contact our offices at 620-510-5030 to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation as soon as possible after being injured or losing a loved one in an accident.