When you’re dealing with injuries and financial complications caused by another’s negligence, winning your claim can make a substantial difference for your future. Once you’ve decided to take legal action, you need to focus on maximizing your compensation. The most important step towards a favorable outcome is to consult with a personal injury attorney.
Their knowledge and negotiation capabilities will be crucial throughout the entire legal procedure, but you must not forget that a lawyer can’t do this by themselves. To be successful, you need to work as a team and be on the same page at all times so that a strong claim can be built.
For lawyers to properly represent you, they need to be aware of all the events that led to your accident. During initial consultations, you need to be as transparent as possible and include all details, even if you consider them unimportant. What might appear irrelevant to your eyes might be the key to success for an experienced professional.
Honesty will considerably increase your chances of building an effective claim, so don’t be afraid to speak about circumstances that make you look bad. An attorney’s job is not to criticize your behavior, but to take all relevant factors into consideration and act accordingly. If you think you’re partly to blame for an accident, make sure to inform them immediately.
Don’t Share Confidential Information
As soon as injury attorneys have a clear picture, you can rest assured they’ll maintain confidentiality. If you don’t want to make their job harder and potentially diminish your claim’s value, it would be in your best interests to do the same.
It may be tempting to publicly share case details with friends and family or make a post about your injuries on social media, but the chances of a post or comment impacting your case are too high to do so without exercising caution. Remember that all statements made after an accident can be used as evidence by the at-fault party or the insurance company.
Let Them Help with Important Decisions
When handling a personal injury case, you should never take matters into your own hands. Personal injury attorneys are there to help you make informed decisions, as they’re experienced enough to understand if your actions will result in a settlement that can cover all expenses.
Insurance adjusters are trained to offer you an amount of money that seems like the solution to all your problems. Unfortunately, once you realize you accepted a lowball offer, it’s too late. Don’t damage your case—always speak with your lawyer before releasing a statement or accepting a settlement offer.
A better choice would be to redirect all communications to your legal representation, as this makes it impossible for insurance adjusters to manipulate you or back you into a corner where you could make a mistake that will cause your claim’s denial.
Injured in an Accident? Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Collaborating with a reliable attorney is the first step toward a successful claim. If you’ve been injured by another’s negligent actions, you need to take legal action as soon as possible. The Estes Law Firm will carefully investigate your case while analyzing all losses you’ve experienced so that your compensation can reflect the damage caused to your health and finances.
Our injury lawyers can help you seek justice. Call us at 281-238-5400 or complete the online contact form below to get started with a free consultation.
Wage & Hour News
As part of a “third wave” of executive orders, on January 22, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order instructing the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to “provide a report to the President with recommendations to promote a $15/hour minimum wage for Federal employees.” The Biden Administration announced via a Fact Sheet […]
Employment Law Changes To Expect Under the Biden Administration January 27, 2021
Most newly-elected presidents have a different take on employment and workplace laws than their predecessors and that is certainly the case with President Biden. While it is impossible to predict what he might be able, or willing, to accomplish during his term, President Biden has given some indication… By: Fairfield and Woods P.C.
Car Accident News
NTSB Challenges and Expectations for 2021 January 22, 2021
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates, reports on and determines the probable causes of transportation accidents in all modes of transportation, from planes, trains and automobiles, to pipelines, ships and other accidents of a catastrophic or recurring nature, such as commercial space transportation accidents and accidents involving hazardous materials. When the NTSB identifies safety […]
8 Social Media Tips for Car Accident Claimants January 19, 2021
Social media can be lighthearted, funny, informative (e.g., who has the best New York Style Pizza in West Palm Beach?), and just plain fun. It can also be a catalyst for many positive changes; e.g., badly needed fundraisers. Nonetheless, because of the permanent nature of social media, what appears never truly disappears and has been […]
Personal Injury & Products Liability News
When pursuing personal injury claims in California, there are two main categories of potential compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages. The differences are relatively simple: For economic damages think of “out of pocket losses.” These “out of pocket” losses generally consist of……By: The Injury Legal Team
Societal shocks tend to reverberate in the courtroom. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. For over 20 years, DecisionQuest has been conducting nationwide juror research through social crises like the Enron scandal, 9/11, the Great Recession, the #MeToo movement and more recently, the global COVID-19 pandemic, tracking changing juror attitudes and serving as a social […]