Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm
No one goes looking for an accident in hopes of winning a personal injury case. But when you’re hurt because someone else was reckless, you deserve compensation for your injuries and it’s important not to undermine your claim.
One of the best things you can do to better your chances at winning your claim is to work with an experienced attorney like those at Kemmy Law Firm. With offices in San Antonio, Midland-Odessa, and Hobbs, NM, we represent victims throughout the Permian Basin and understands how insurance companies work. We also know what defenses they push and how to counter them so you receive a full and fair settlement.
Call (210) 735-2233 today. There’s no risk in calling because we offer free initial consults, and are only paid when you recover compensation.
When you’re hurt in an accident, whether on the highway, worksite, retail establishment, or in other circumstances, you’ll want to do everything you can to get the treatment you need and ultimately receive compensation for your injuries.
Here’s a list of what not to do after an accident:
Sometimes the demands of daily life and the optimistic hope that your pain will go away may keep people who are hurt from seeking medical attention right away. Insurance companies take advantage of this optimism and distort it. One of the worst things you can do to undermine the compensation you deserve for your injuries is failing to seek timely treatment. If you are feeling pain you need to be evaluated right after an accident. Often times the pain is delayed and gets much worse in the days following the accident. That is why timely medical evaluation is important.
As soon as you are able, you need to make notes about the accident. If you’re on the scene and can do so, take pictures and video. Get the contact and insurance information of the other party and any witnesses. Make sure you keep or make a record of any property that was damaged. Keep all receipts of expenses related to your care and a copy of your medical records. You may want to keep a journal as well to record your recovery, pain, and other issues faced after the accident.
Insurance companies are looking to avoid responsibility and create falsehoods to block your time full and fair compensation. They do not want to pay anything on your valid claim. Period. One of their tactics is the friendly insurance adjuster. This person may call up offering fake sympathy and seem to sincerely care about how you are doing.
They are trying to trick you into saying something that will undermine your claim and minimize your damages. The insurance company may ask you to sign releases and waivers. Refuse. Along the same lines, avoid sharing information about your case or your wreck or health on social media. This is personal information and should remain that way.
If you’re being treated for your injuries, you must follow your medical provider’s instructions. Failure to do so could harm your healing process and hurt your case. The insurance company will argue that you could be getting better but by your own actions have not done so. Do everything your doctor tells you and keep a record showing compliance.
No matter what well-meaning friends and relatives say, including that cousin who is “pre-law”, never try a Do It Yourself (DIY) legal matter. Personal injury law is complex, and the other side has lots of lawyers to beat back your claim. Our consultation is free, and if we visit with you and believe you can resolve your claim without a lawyer we will tell you. Remember, all the insurance company cares about is not paying you. The worst thing you can do to hurt your chance of recovery for your injuries is to not get experienced, personal injury counsel.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident caused by another’s negligence, you need help. You may be in pain, facing financial difficulties from bills and lost wages, and going through the emotional stress all of that brings. Because it is such a difficult time, the last thing you want to do is undermine your legitimate claim. That’s where we come in. We’ll handle your legal claim so you can concentrate on getting better and putting your life back on track.
With over 50 years of combined legal experience and millions recovered, we know how to pursue fair compensation for everything that you endured. We are here 24/7 for a free consultation. If you’re in need of an accident attorney in Odessa, TX, San Antonio,TX, or Hobbs, NM area, contact us at (210) 735-2233 or use our online form.
Get a free consultation. We do not charge up-front fees, and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.
When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.