What should I “not do” after a Personal Injury?

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Don’t sabotage your claim. Remain wary about what you say to others about the accident.

Avoid mentioning the incident on social media. The posts and photos you publish online could hurt your claim.

Giving the Insurance Company a Statement: Don’t speak with an insurance company without having a lawyer present. Remember, the insurance company will want to pay you as little as possible. They don’t have your best interests in mind.
They might use anything you say against you.
Instead, talk to your lawyer before giving the insurance company a statement.

Not Visiting a doctor or Following Their Orders

Immediately after the accident, visit a doctor. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is failing to seek medical treatment. Your doctor will make an official record of your injuries. Don’t leave a gap in your treatment, either. Instead, follow the doctor’s orders. Make sure to attend your follow-up appointments, too.

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Other Personal Injury FAQ’s That Might Interest You

What situation can lead to a personal injury case?
  • Car Accidents
  • Bus or Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Ride-Share Accidents 
  • Premises Liability

Learn more in-depth about these types of Personal Injury cases here.

What are the most common injuries of personal injuries?

For many years, people injured through no fault of their own and the families of those injured in tragic, avoidable accidents because of someone else’s carelessness have come to The Law Office of Mary Higgins LLC because we know how to recover compensation and hold the negligent accountable. Learn more about the most common injuries here. 

How much do I have to pay for a Personal Injury attorney?

Personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. That means they are paid not by the time they invest in the case but by the ultimate result. Learn more here.

What is my Personal Injury claim worth?

It's challenging to determine what your claim is worth when you first open a case. Learn more here about what your claim is worth.

What would cause my case to go to litigation?

Your case may be in litigation if the insurance company believes you and your attorney are asking for more money than they think they should pay, or they believe their client is not at fault, or you are at least partially at fault. Learn more here.

 

What do I owe if I lose?

No legal fee is owed in the event of an adverse result. Learn more here. 

What should I "not do" after a Personal Injury?

Don't sabotage your claim. Remain wary about what you say to others about the accident. Learn more about what not to do now. 

How long do I have to file a claim?

When filing a personal injury claim, it’s essential to remain mindful of the statute of limitations. Learn more about how much time you have to file your claim here. 

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