Mistakes To Avoid When Filing A Personal Injury Claim In Florida
Seeking personal injury benefits may seem like a straightforward process. However, many people who get injured and pursue benefits make unforgivable mistakes that lead to the denial of their claims.
That is why it is essential to work with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to ensure that you do everything properly and avoid mistakes during the claims process. Many claimants make mistakes when filing personal injury claims for the following reasons:
- They are not familiar with the claims process
- They are in too much pain to handle the legal aspects of their claim
- They are too frustrated or confused in the aftermath of the accident that caused their injury
At Pita Weber Del Prado, we understand that seeking benefits after a car accident or another traumatic experience can be physically and emotionally challenging. That is why our personal injury attorneys are committed to helping injured victims pursue benefits on their behalf while they focus on their recovery.
Contact our team of knowledgeable and results-driven attorneys at Pita Weber Del Prado to talk about your case. Call 305-670-2889 for a free case review.
What Mistakes Do Injured Victims’ Make When Filing Personal Injury Claims?
Time and time again, our attorneys have seen injured victims make the following mistakes when seeking compensation for their personal injuries:
- Forgetting about deadlines. The number one mistake is not following deadlines when submitting notices, filling out forms, and filing a claim. There are specific deadlines that must be met when pursuing benefits after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
- Hiding important information from your attorney or doctor. Attorneys and doctors are your friends. While it may seem that hiding certain information, such as that you have a pre-existing injury, may be beneficial, it could actually hurt your claim. You should be completely honest with your lawyer when discussing everything that matters to your personal injury case.
- Failing to document everything. Too many documents and evidence are never going to hurt your personal injury claim. On the contrary, documenting everything can improve your chances of a favorable outcome. Unfortunately, many injured victims fail to (a) keep track of their expenses and income, (b) keep notes and a pain journal, and (c) save receipts and invoices from their medical treatment.
- Not following your doctor’s orders. It is not uncommon for injured victims to not follow their doctor’s orders or take prescribed medication after a car accident. While it is up to you to decide whether or not you want to receive the recommended treatment, not following your doctor’s orders can result in the denial of your claim.
- Trying to handle your personal injury case alone. While it may seem that you can do everything on your own when filing and handling a personal injury claim, doing so can hurt the outcome of your case. It is advisable to work with a skilled attorney when filing a personal injury claim. An attorney will help you obtain full compensation for your injuries.