Tips for Maximizing Compensation in Your Personal Injury Case
Once you begin the process of pursuing your personal injury claim, you’re going to want to do everything you can to make sure you get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to. Most of the time, this will involve the comparison of evidence between yours and the insurance company to determine whether the offered compensation is fair."
They will probably offer you less than what you are entitled to. Here are some ways to help ensure you get the most compensation out of your personal injury claim.
1. Gather Your Own Evidence
The insurance company will be launching its own investigation into the accident to determine what happened and who is at fault. Remember that they are doing this with an agenda, and that agenda is to disprove that the person they insure is at fault by any means necessary.
It’s crucial to gather your own evidence in order to compare it to theirs. You and your personal injury attorney may find that the evidence is contradicting and that the insurance company owes you more compensation than they are offering.
2. Seek Medical Treatment Immediately
Here’s a mistake you don’t want to make. Let’s say you’re in an accident, but you don’t think you got seriously injured. You decide not to get medical treatment immediately after the accident. However, a few weeks later, you start getting excruciating pains in your back that leave you unable to work.
Remember that some injuries take time to manifest and show symptoms. Just because you do not think you are injured after an accident does not mean this is the reality. If you wait an extended period of time after your accident before getting a medical diagnosis, the insurance company may try to show that your injuries were not a result of the accident you were in.
3. File in a Timely Manner
We understand that you will be focused on healing physically and emotionally after your accident, as you should. If you want to seek compensation for the injuries you sustained, it’s important to remember that you still must act fast, as the statute of limitations still applies. In Texas personal injury cases, you must file within 2 years of when the accident occurred that caused your injuries. A seasoned personal injury attorney can ensure you file in a timely manner and take all the steps necessary to ensure the best outcome for your case.
4. Value Your Entire Claim
This is where the help of an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial! Things such as ongoing medical treatment and future lost wages may not be accounted for in your settlement offer from the insurance company, and without a legal advocate on your side, they can be easily overlooked. Your attorney will take into account your injuries and the evidence of your case to determine whether you deserve more from the insurance company to help pay for future losses.
The legal team at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. With over 100 years of collective experience in our corner, we have the strong advocacy you need to help secure the best possible outcome.
Contact our Austin firm at (210) 774-6445 for help pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries.