As experienced Miami personal injury attorneys, we have handled dozens of serious personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, cruise ship injuries, and accidents resulting in wrongful death. Unfortunately, not every case is resolved favourably for our clients and some clients have weakened their cases with self-inflicted wounds. Below are some preventable mistakes that can torpedo your personal injury claim.
Failing to Get Medical Treatment
A major mistake one can make is ignoring an injury and not going to the doctor. If the nature of the injury seems minor or the true nature of the injury is not readily visible, some people choose to “tough it out” and not seek immediate medical attention. This gives the insurance company the basis to argue that you were not really hurt that badly and that you only eventually got treatment so you could sue the negligent party. Don’t give the insurance company this ammunition. After a serious accident, go to the hospital or visit your primary care physician. It is better to be safe than sorry.