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Four Personal Injury Pitfalls To Avoid
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.