Personal Injury Claims: Common Mistakes Clients May Make
By Space Coast Daily // March 6, 2019
In case you suffer from personal injuries due to sheer negligence of another person, you are authorized to receive compensation.
Receiving a fair payment is not always as easy as asking for it. In order to get your due, you need to hire an attorney, prepare yourself for a trial at the court and also be present during the trial to prove your case.
Majority of the personal injury cases are settled even before the trial but still a party might require having enough time, energy and patience in order to successfully complete a case.
If you wish to represent yourself at the court or you feel like seeking help of a third-party lawyer, there are few mistakes that you need to avoid committing.
Scroll down to know more on the common mistakes committed by clients during their personal injury claim.
#1: Thinking that a court hearing always includes a jury
Like any other personal injury claim, a civil claim or a clinical negligence claim, when it goes for a trial will be done in the presence of a judge and not a jury. Hence, there’s nothing to be scared of.
Experts claim that just 1% of the claims go to trial and these are the mammoth claims where the insurers usually suspect that the claimant has not been truthful during the entire event.
#2: Believing that the lawyer always keeps your case in mind
If this was true in any way, a personal injury lawyer would probably have more than 200 clients at any specific time depending on how much help they have and how complicated the claims are.
Experts recommend that a client should often engage with their lawyer, thereby reminding the lawyer in case he seems to have forgotten about the case. If you’re aware that the lawyer has too many cases to solve, it is better to switch to a separate firm.
#3: Thinking that grabbing a compensation claim would be easy
This can’t be said to clients as this is not the case. Few accidents like road traffic accidents can certainly be straight-forward but other claims can often be major.
It is not true that lodging a claim against an employer is a simple task as it needs planning. You’ll not know how to bring a claim and whether or not you will need to visit court to provide evidence to your lawyer. Who knows how the other side will be approaching your case?
#4: Settling the claim without getting medical proof
Most insurers respond to a claim by providing an instant sum of money to the client. A lawyer finds it almost impossible to give its utmost value to your claim without any kind of medical evidence. Occasionally, it can be worth accepting but the experts usually ask you to take such offers with a pinch of skepticism.
Therefore, if you would wish to make your injury claim with an expert lawyer or a solicitor, make sure he has gained enough experience in that field. Meet him for free consultations before you proceed.
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