The 3 Things that Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim
In Lawyer Mark Jones’ time representing clients injured in car wrecks or slip and falls, he has represented hundreds of personal injury clients in Columbus, Georgia, Phenix City, Alabama, and Auburn, Alabama. In handling these personal injury claims, he often sees major mistakes that clients make before they call him. In this blog, Mark speaks on the three biggest mistakes he sees clients make prior to contacting him.
1. Waiting too Long to Hire a Lawyer to Represent You for Your Personal Injury Claim
Insurance companies spend a good deal of money on advertising convincing us that they are nice, good, holding our hands, sweet lizards, and the like. They aren’t. Insurance companies when evaluating your car accident or slip and fall claim are corporations concerned with profit, bottom lines, balance sheets, and shareholders. You need a lawyer who is in your corner and who knows how much a claim is legitimately worth. Trust me, the fee you pay the lawyer pays for itself by higher offers to settle from insurance companies.
2. Waiting to Seek Medical Treatment After a Car Accident or Slip and Fall
In some states, you can’t even make a personal injury claim unless you go to the emergency room almost immediately after the car wreck. Florida is like this. Georgia has not gone that far, but by waiting to get yourself checked out after the wreck, you arm the insurance companies with powerful arguments that you were not hurt. If you are hurt in a car wreck or slip and fall, ordinary people go to the doctor, right? Wrong. But this is a powerful argument to overcome. Truth is, most people are busy, have children or work obligations, or, more often, no health insurance, so they may not seek medical care following a wreck or slip and fall until the pain becomes unbearable.
3. Hiring the Wrong Lawyer After Car Wreck or Slip and Fall
Lots of attorneys claim to be personal injury attorneys or worse yet, “trial lawyers.” Buyer beware. Many of these attorneys have not been in a courthouse in years, much less a courtroom. This is especially true of the TV attorneys. Insurance companies know which lawyers will push a client’s car wreck case and which will let it stagnate for months or (worse) years while critical evidence is lost. Insurance companies know which attorneys will try a case. Period. They know which ones will engage in extensive discovery and motion practice and which will cut and run when the going gets tough. Don’t get burnt by hiring an attorney who happens to assault you with hokey, car salesman-like ads. Call an attorney with experience, with energy, and a passion to represent you in your personal injury claim.
Lawyer Mark Jones has represented hundreds of clients in Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City Alabama in car wrecks and slip and falls. Call today at 706-225-2555 for a free consultation and ask Lawyer Mark Jones about his military discount.