If you have been injured in an accident, then you are probably struggling with what to do next. The following is a non-exhaustive list of some of the more common mistakes that personal injury victims make following their accident or injury.
- Accepting too little--This scenario usually occurs when person represents themselves. By doing so, the individual deals with insurance company and accepts their valuation of the case and so called advice. Don't be fooled into believing the insurance company's claim that you will be worse off if you hire an attorney simply because they might work on a contingency fee basis. While an attorney may agree to receive payment from your final settlement, it won't be without getting you a higher settlement amount than you might be able to negotiate on your own. A personal injury attorney will represent your interests alone.
- Hiring an attorney who doesn't try cases--In personal injury cases in particular, insurance companies may offer lower settlements if they are confident that the attorney won't bring them before a jury.
- Wanting too much-- they have been hurt, through a lot, think the jury will see their side of the story and make a larger offer. Experienced personal injury lawyers will have a good sense of what juries might typically award in cases like yours, and they can work with you to decide on how best to proceed with your case.
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