At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, we strive to help our personal injury
clients as best as possible. For that reason, we offer you the information
you need to pursue fair compensation. As you file what could be one of
the most important documents of your life, a personal injury claim, it
will be useful to know what some of the common mistakes others have made
in the past. Having this knowledge as you file your own claim can help
you avoid at least the most commonly made errors.
To help you get started on this journey, our
personal injury attorneys have included a list of the most common mistakes that injury victims and
their family makes:
Misrepresent the Injury
One mistake others often make is misrepresenting their injury by either
exaggerating or underestimating its severity. This is often done to pursue
higher compensation or through an assumption that it is “not as
bad as it seems.”
Taking Too Long Before Filing the Claim
A lawsuit will need to be filed within a certain timeframe, which is known
as the “statute of limitations.” The period of time given
for filing the lawsuit will begin when the plaintiff is injured or has
discovered that they are injured.
Not Filing a Police Report
There are important reasons why you should file a police report. You should
undoubtedly notify the police or emergency personnel of the accident.
The police report acts like an official record of the important information
of the incident.
Not Seeking Legal Advice
A crucial step of a positive case result is accepting legal advice and
advocacy from a professional and knowledgeable attorney. At Johnson, Vorhees
& Martucci, we have the experience that you can rely upon. It is important
to not try and handle the insurance companies all on your own. Without
proper representation, your claim could be hindered.
Contact us today for more information and legal guidance!