[Oswego Lake, Oregon, June 25] – Herron Law LLC, a leading personal injury lawyer in Portland, announced this week that car accident plaintiffs should avoid the following 5 accident settlement mistakes to ensure they receive as much compensation as possible in their case. The Herron Law Firm has seen far too many plaintiffs settle their cases for far less than they could have because they made the following mistakes in their cases.
First, do not settle your insurance claim too quickly. You have up to two years from the date of injury to file your lawsuit. Do not let an insurance adjuster bully you to settle the claim too fast. Their only goal is to pay you as little as possible.
Second, never give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company. The at-fault driver’s insurer will probably call you to get a recorded statement. Anything recorded will be twisted against you, so never agree to this. Have a personal injury attorney in Portland represent you instead.
Third, do not wait more than 24 hours after your accident to be checked by a doctor. Be medically evaluated as soon as possible after the accident. If you do not see your doctor quickly, the other insurance company will use it against you to reduce your claim.
Fourth, be sure your doctor documents all your accident injuries. There are cases where some accident injuries may not be obvious immediately. If you display minimal symptoms of an injury at first, your doctor may miss something. Also, many accident victims suffer depression in the weeks after an injury, and this needs to be documented by your doctor.
Fifth, completing all your medical treatments is essential to maximize your compensation. If you want the insurance company to consider all your injuries for compensation, you must complete every ordered treatment every time. If you do not, the insurance company will argue you were not seriously injured.
Herron Law LLC wants to stress that avoiding the above mistakes is important for you to get as much compensation for your injuries as possible. If you have any questions about an accident you were in, please contact a skilled personal injury lawyer in Portland, such as The Herron Law Firm, at (503) 699-6496.
Company :-Herron Law LLC
User :- Bart Herron