Planning on Filing a Personal Injury Claim? Avoid These 3 Common Errors

If you were hurt in an accident caused by a negligent party, you might be entitled to compensation for your healthcare costs, lost income, and other losses. However, filing a personal injury claim can be complex, stressful, and overwhelming—especially if you aren’t familiar with Nevada’s legal system. As such, many others in your position make serious mistakes that hurt their chances of recovering a fair settlement.

In this article, we look at a few mistakes claimants frequently make and share our tips on how to avoid these often costly errors:

1. Delaying Your Doctor’s Visit

Even if you were able to pick yourself up after the collision, it’s crucial that you schedule a doctor’s visit as soon as possible. Many kinds of injuries can take hours or even days to manifest symptoms, and it’s also possible that the adrenaline rush following the incident is masking signs of something serious. While you might feel fine, that doesn’t mean you aren’t hurt.

Undergoing a comprehensive medical assessment will ensure you receive prompt treatment before your condition worsens. Taking this step will also help you tie your condition to the incident, as there will be little room for the insurer to assert that your injuries stem from a different accident.

2. Staying Active on Social Media

If social media is an important part of your life, you should turn to the digital space for support after this traumatic event. However, before you hit “publish,” you should take a minute to think about what might happen if the insurance company was to come across your content.

Ultimately, the insurance adjuster is looking for any reason to challenge your claim, so if your posts contradict your version of events or make it seem like your injuries are less serious than they are, you should not share them with your friends or followers. In most situations, it’s wise to deactivate your profiles until your claim has been resolved or, at the very least, avoid discussing any topics related to the wreck.

3. Overlooking Certain Damages

While you’re probably aware that you can seek compensation for your medical costs, these expenses are just the tip of the iceberg. Claimants have a right to pursue various losses, including lost income, the cost of any necessary replacement services, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Overlooking any of these damages could deprive you of the funds you need to get your life back on track.

Speak to a Car Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas Today

Personal injury claims can be incredibly complex and confusing, leaving you at risk of making serious mistakes that might cost you a fair settlement. At Maier Gutierrez & Associates, we can help guide you through proceedings, advising you of common errors and how to avoid them.

We are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives. Dial 702-629-7900 or drop by our Contact Form to schedule a free case review with a Nevada car accident attorney.