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Can A Person Hurt Their Own Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury law is a wide-ranging field. Many types of lawsuits fall under the category. People often choose to take legal action after…

• Slip And Fall Accidents
• Wrongful Deaths
• Automotive, Motorcycle, And Commercial Truck Crashes
• Bicycle Or Pedestrian Strikes
• Dog Bites And More

In best case scenarios, the victim walks away from the incident without a scratch and never hears about the event again. However, not everyone is quite so lucky. Some folks wind up needing operations, medical treatment, and physical therapy to overcome the ailments. They usually have to miss time from work, and unfortunately, the funds are not always available to pay these or other bills. Thus, the plaintiff hires an attorney to seek compensation for the damages.

How Is The Financial Restitution Calculated?

Estimating the total payment amount is impossible. The sum will vary on a case by case basis. Providing that the claim is for an injury and not a wrongful death suit, various factors determine the compensation such as…

• Lost Wages And Reduced Income
• Current And Future Medical Expenses
• Physical Pain And Suffering
• Disruption Of A Marriage Or Family
• Emotional Or Psychological Trauma

Meanwhile, wrongful death lawsuits have a different set of stipulations for settling the restitution amount. Keep in mind that they may vary between cases too, but factors often include…

• Mental And Emotional Suffering
• Funeral Costs
• Medical Expenses For Treatment Before The Loved One’s Passing
• Lost Wages And Income

Is Hiring An Attorney Worthwhile?

Personal injury lawyers do a lot of behind the scenes work to get you the compensation that you deserve. Our firm reviews medical histories, looks over driving records and collects witness testimonies as necessary to put a strong case together. The team collaborates with specialists to recreate the accident scene via computer animation when needed, negotiates with the insurance company on your behalf, and obtains commercial black box data or driver logbooks. Regardless of the injury, the lawyers take care of the legal aspects of the claim, which frees the client up to worry about what matters most, their recovery.

Additionally, the organization proudly offers free case reviews. This allows the interested party to see where their case stands and enables them to do so without having to pay any upfront fees. Personal injury lawsuits are settled on a contingency fee basis, which means the firm only receives payment if compensation is recovered. There is nothing to lose and just money for the damages to gain, so give the office a call today to schedule an appointment.

Things That Can Hinder A Personal Injury Claim

Not Attending Doctor, Physical Therapy, Or Therapist Appointments

Completely recovering from an injury is both time-consuming and stressful. It seems as if victims always have to run here or there, and the entire ordeal can feel quite overwhelming.

However, the appointments are necessary to get the person back on their feet again. If they are not attending the meetings, the judge, jury, and defendant’s lawyer may feel as if the person is being less than truthful about the extent of their injury. Don’t give these people and insurers more resources to dispute the claim by going to the planned meetings.

Watch What You Post On Facebook, Twitter, And Other Social Media Accounts

Almost everyone has at least one social media account these days. They use it to keep up with the antics of friends or family members, post selfies, and leave comments. Some things are better left unsaid though. Avoid talking about the case. Certain remarks can be taken negatively, and in turn, hinder the lawsuit. If a person is supposed to be hurt, adding particular pictures or videos are other big no-nos.

For instance, don’t upload images of you dancing and frolicking if it is assumed that you are sitting in a wheelchair unable to stand up.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Can A Person Hurt Their Own Personal Injury Claim?

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