5 Ways to Lose Your Phoenix Personal Injury Case
When you are injured in an accident and the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, then it is wise to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to cover your medical expenses and other costs. There are certain factors that can either help or hurt your personal injury case. Some of these factors you can control and others you can’t. The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. would like to point out 5 common ways a client weakens their own personal injury case. Keep these in mind and you will have a better chance at receiving a settlement if you should ever need to pursue an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. Below are 5 of the most common ways you could hurt your own personal injury case:
1. Not contacting the police.
One of the most common mistakes people make when they are injured in an accident is not contacting the police. A police report is very important for a personal injury case. If you choose not to contact the authorities, there will be no police report to present at trial. The absence of a police report could be devastating to your case.
2. Misrepresenting your injuries to your doctor.
Doctors often document how you describe the accident and your injuries. So if your description varies from the way the accident or injuries are described in the police report, the insurance company can use the descriptions to make you appear untruthful.
3. Discussing your case with your insurance company
Most Phoenix personal injury attorneys will advise you to not speak with the insurance company. Your attorney can handle that type of communication and since they have experience dealing with insurance companies, they will be able to represent you in a way that will help you receive a settlement.
4. Choosing not seek medical treatment.
If you are injured in an accident and decide not to seek medical treatment for your injuries, then it will be difficult for you to build a personal injury case. If you chose not to seek treatment, the argument can be made that your injuries were not serious.
5. Not hiring or consulting a Phoenix personal injury attorney
People who are serious about pursuing a personal injury case should contact a legal professional. A good attorney can be the difference between success and failure in a personal injury case.
If you have been injured in an accident, please contact a Phoenix injury lawyer at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at (602) 267-1280 for your free consultation.