If you have been injured in an accident and have considered speaking to a Sanira injury lawyer to pursue an injury claim, you are making the right decision to ensure your legal rights. But many times, accident victims inadvertently do things that may hurt their injury claim. Here are some important ways to be mindful of your words and deeds after you have been involved in an accident.
You May Indeed Be Hurt
So many of us want to appear strong and act as if we aren’t hurt, especially when we are embarrassed about the accident. This happens frequently with slip and fall accidents. But it’s important to not pretend to be unphased at the scene especially when you will need the police and witnesses if you were actually hurt and need to pursue a claim. If you did suffer injuries, then you have given them a false sense of you being uninjured. It’s best just to remain calm and quiet and keep to the basic facts until you can seek medical attention.
Seek Medical Attention
Speaking of medical attention, it is always in your best interest to be evaluated by a doctor after any accident. Some injuries take hours and even days to surface. This means you may be injured and not even realize it. Getting an expert opinion is important for both your peace of mind and for any claim you may need to make as a result of your injury.
Lying About the Accident or Injuries
If you are thinking about pursuing an injury claim, you can rest assured that the accident and your injuries will be investigated with a fine tooth comb. Not only will the accident and your injuries be scrutinized but also your actions and behaviours following your injuries.
The best course of action is to be as honest as possible with your doctor and lawyer about the accident and any injuries you have suffered. If you are claiming debilitating injuries but the insurance company has surveillance and social media showing you engaging in activities that would be impossible with your injuries, your personal injury claim may be right out the window.
Trying to Negotiate an Insurance Settlement On Your Own
Dealing with insurance companies without getting appropriate legal advice may be to your detriment. Insurance companies are in the business to keep their profits so they have tactics they will use to settle for the least possible amount and even find ways to deny your claim or downplay your injuries. Although we all want to believe that the insurance company is looking out for our welfare, that is not the case in the modern insurance industry today.
If you have been involved in an accident, you owe it to yourself to understand your legal rights to compensation. Call the Sarnia personal injury lawyers at BLFON Personal Injury Lawyer for a no-cost consultation to discuss your injury.