Most Common Mistakes When Filing a Personal Injury Claim
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.
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