Four Personal Injury Pitfalls To Avoid

At Massaro Law, we know what it takes to succeed in personal injury cases. We also know the common mistakes people make during the claims process. To maximize your chances of obtaining full compensation, set up a free consultation with our lawyer by calling our Greensburg office: 724-834-5500.

You can also read four of the most serious pitfalls to avoid here:

1. Failing to get medical treatment

Medical documentation is the foundation of a successful personal injury case. If you avoid going to the doctor, you risk more than your health. You also risk missing out on fair compensation. The insurance company is likely to argue that if you didn't get medical treatment for your injuries, they must not be very serious, and therefore you don't deserve very much money for them.

2. Forgetting about the deadlines

When it comes to filing a claim in Pennsylvania, you do have a strict time limit. If you allow the statute of limitations to expire, you lose out on your chance to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.

3. Trying to negotiate a settlement yourself

Although the insurance company may offer you an amount that seems fair or even generous, you must remember that their goal is to make money, not give it away. Whatever amount they freely offer you is likely to be far less than you deserve. Don't accept a settlement offer until you talk with an experienced attorney.

4. Sharing too much information

You probably already know that one of the most dangerous things you can do is to give a statement to the other party's insurance company. Their claims adjusters are masters at twisting information to suit their own purpose — which is giving you the least amount of money possible.

However, did you know that you can also sabotage your case by sharing too much on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram and other social media outlets? Even a seemingly innocent photo may be used against you.

Get more tips by contacting Massaro Law and setting up a free, no-obligation consultation today.