Don’t Sabotage Your Personal Injury Case
Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 8:14 am
Whether it’s from car accidents or food poisoning, millions of people will be injured through no fault of their own every year. A portion of these people will seek legal justice and compensation, by working with a personal injury attorney. However, only some of those people will go on to win their case, and get the financial help that they need to rebuild their lives. Winning a personal injury case isn’t as easy as many people think, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong, that hinder your chances at success.
Often, people don’t realize that they are jeopardizing their case, and/or they’re getting subpar advice from their lawyer. When you are hurt, you are likely suffering on many levels- physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially, and you deserve some assistance in your recovery. However, it’s important that you do everything you can to give yourself the best possible chance at getting justice.
Here are a few ways that people sabotage their personal injury cases, as a warning of what not to do:
- They lie
Dishonesty of any form will likely ruin your chances at winning your case, and it may even result in criminal charges. Don’t over exaggerate your injuries, lie about the circumstances surrounding your injury, or point fingers at innocent parties. Be honest to your attorney and your doctor, especially.
- They don’t seek medical care
Too many people put off seeing a doctor after an injury, or refuse to go to one altogether. Even in cases where injuries seem mild, go to the nearest clinic right away and get evaluated by a professional. After initial assessments, make sure you follow your doctor’s treatment plan- medications, therapy, and all.
- They overstep
Being hurt because of someone else’s negligence is a challenging position to be in, and some people try to take justice into their own hands. Resist the urge to reach out to other parties on your own, or get retribution outside of the justice system. Trust your attorney; let them speak for you, and honor their experience.
- They hire the wrong lawyer
There are dozens of personal injury lawyers in Georgia, some of which advertise rock-bottom fees and unrealistic outcomes. Don’t get sucked in to the marketing, and end up with a second-rate attorney, especially when your injuries are serious and disabling!
Ready to get help for your injuries, and improve the chances of winning your case? Get in touch with us at the law office of Jonathan R. Brockman today, and request your free consultation.