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Mistakes To Avoid In Your Personal Injury Case

If you’ve sustained a serious personal injury, you know the impact it can have on your life. If the accident wasn’t your fault, it’s important you determine who was responsible and get the compensation you deserve. That’s where an experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer comes into play.  We’ll guide you through the process and help you avoid these common personal injury mistakes:

Delaying Medical Treatment

If you were involved in an accident, you probably feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Your safety should always be your priority. Make sure you promptly seek medical attention, even if you don’t think your injury is severe. For some injuries, like whiplash, symptoms may take days to show up, or they may worsen over time.

Failing To Hire An Attorney

Personal injury lawsuits can be complex. You should be focusing on recovering and not on managing your case. An established personal injury lawyer is best equipped to handle your case.

Discarding Documents

Your lawyer will want to collect evidence to help build your case, so it’s important that you document everything and save all the documentation. Take pictures at the scene of the accident if you are able and save all medical records, police reports, hospital bills, etc., that relate to the accident.

Failing To Communicate With Your Attorney

Your attorney is there to help you, but they can only do so if you keep them apprised of all of the facts of the case. Accidents can be scary and stressful, so it’s understandable if you forgot to mention some things to your attorney at the first meeting. Make sure you follow up with your attorney when things pop in your head. Even if you don’t know if it’s relevant or you’re afraid it may hurt your case, communicate it with your lawyer.

Accepting The First Settlement Offer

When you have a strong case, you’ll likely get a settlement offer from the responsible party. It’s common to want to accept that settlement and move on, but make sure you take time with your lawyer to evaluate the settlement and make sure it’s in your best interest. You want to be sure that the compensation you accept is sufficient to cover your injuries. You may find that you can get a better result by rejecting the settlement and filing a lawsuit.  Remember, filing a lawsuit doesn’t mean you’ll end up going to trial, as there are still opportunities to settle.

Reach Out To An Experienced Illinois Personal Injury Attorney

At SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we understand what you’re going through. Personal injury cases can be complex and stressful without the right help. That’s why we’re here. Our experienced team of attorneys is familiar with the personal injury case process. We’ll guide you as your case progresses and help you to build the strongest case and receive maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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