No matter how many blog posts you read or how many people you know who have been through it, there’s no way to fully prepare for a serious car accident. And let’s be honest, how many folks in Nashville do you think read lawyer blogs before an accident? Probably not a lot. This is mainly a resource for folks going through it right now, and if that includes you, we’re glad you’re here. Hopefully this entry can help you avoid the two biggest pitfalls an accident victim can make.
- Dealing with the insurance company alone. Despite what you might have seen on television ads, the insurance company’s main objective is their financial bottom line. That means they may try to pay you as little as possible for your injury claim, and dealing with them alone makes their jobs even easier. The fact of the matter is you don’t know what your case is worth, which makes it next to impossible to get what you need from the insurance company. And once you sign a settlement agreement, there’s no going back. The insurance company is off the hook for any future payments, which could put you in a serious financial situation.
- Failing to get proper medical treatment. The number of injury victims who forego medical treatment after an accident is staggering. For whatever reason, they decide their injuries will heal on their own and don’t require medical treatment. Big mistake. By failing to get proper medical treatment, you are essentially minimizing your injury claim. You cannot fully recover if you don’t take care of your body, nor can you get maximum compensation for your injuries if you have no proof that you’re injured. Medical treatment provides that proof, and you should never forego it.
Those are only two of the pitfalls many accident victims fall into. Find out more at your free, no obligation consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost and answer any questions you might have so you can take the next steps with confidence. Don’t try to go it alone after your accident. Contact our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys today.