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Mistakes to Avoid In Your Personal Injury Case

Hi, I’m Shalondra Pickford from Pickford Law. My law firm helps injured people get the compensation they deserve. And I’m here today to talk to you about three mistakes people can make that affect their personal injury claim.

The first mistake that people make is not understanding all the available insurance to pay their bills. Insurance options such as medical payments, underinsured and uninsured motorist, and liability can assist in covering the costs of medical treatment.

However, individuals may overlook the time limitations for filing a claim, resulting in them missing out on the compensation they are entitled to receive.

The second mistake that people make is not seeking medical attention right away. When an accident occurs, the adrenaline can prevent individuals from feeling pain or noticing the severity of their injuries.

However, symptoms can surface for days or even weeks after the accident. If someone fails to seek medical attention immediately, the insurance company may argue that they were not injured or did not require medical attention. This can significantly impact the settlement amount they receive.

Lastly, many people make the mistake of believing that the insurance adjuster is their friend. In reality, the insurance company’s primary goal is to save money, and adjusters are trained to minimize the amount of money that injured individuals receive. They may use tactics such as asking leading questions or requesting information that is not relevant to the claim.

Being injured in an accident can be stressful, but it’s essential to avoid these mistakes to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. If you find yourself in such a situation, the Pickford Law Firm can help. We have the expertise to handle all the legal details and make sure that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Understanding your insurance options, seeking medical attention immediately, and not trusting insurance adjusters blindly are vital steps to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after being injured in an accident.

By working with a reliable law firm like Pickford Law, you can take the necessary steps to protect your legal rights and secure the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a free case review.

Author Bio

Shalondra Grandberry Pickford

Shalondra Grandberry Pickford is a highly skilled attorney and the founder of Pickford Law. Her legal practice is committed to representing clients on various legal matters, including social security disability, veterans’ disability, estate planning, and personal injury. With over ten years of experience in law and a license to practice in Tennessee and Arkansas, Shalondra is committed to providing personalized and effective legal representation to each client.

Shalondra received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and is a member of the Tennessee and Arkansas State Bar Associations. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including the exclusive Rising Stars award from Super Lawyers in 2017 and again in 2022.

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