When it comes to accident claims, being careful is essential- and the wrong move could wreck your accident claim. As an attorney who’s been representing personal injury victims for nearly two decades-I’ve become accustomed to how the game works in cases like these, known as the 5 Deadly Sins.
To begin, the first deadly sin is assuming the insurance company is on your side. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. They will often make it difficult to pay money out to deserving injury victims. Insurance companies will only take you and your case seriously once proof is shown and it’s evident that you mean business. The best way to do this is to hire an attorney to help you, assuming you need one for your case.
The second deadly sin is giving the insurance company a recorded statement. This should be avoided at all costs, however, if you have already given a recorded statement to the insurance company, we can help undo any damage the recorded statement may have caused to your claim.
In addition, the third deadly sin is hiring just any lawyer. Hiring a lawyer is a big choice and should not be taken lightly. It’s essential you do your due diligence and homework, which was mentioned in our previous blog post.
Moreover, the fourth deadly sin is waiting to take action. There is nothing worse than waiting to take action after an accident. In these types of cases, time is your worst enemy. Don’t make the situation you’re in worse by delaying to take action and getting the necessary help you need.
Finally, the fifth deadly sin is not getting medical treatment. If you are injured from the accident, getting prompt medical attention is important. If you don’t get medical treatment, the insurance company will simply think you weren’t injured or that you didn’t need the treatment.
For more information on how you can avoid even more deadly sins, do not hesitate to call us at (617)-338-7400 to learn more about ways you can protect yourself after an accident.