Personal injury claims happen all the time. Whether it be because you slipped going into the grocery store or because you were in a car accident, you need to make sure you are compensated fairly for your injuries. You can get enough money to pay for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and so on. To make sure you get what you should, avoid making one of the following mistakes in your injury claim.
Giving out your social.
Insurance adjusters will often ask for your personal information. While it might not be a big deal to give them your name, address, and phone number, you don't want to give them your social security number. They can use that number to find out a whole world of information about you and your history. They will dig into your past and try to find out anything they can to try and pay you the least amount of money they can. You should never give out any additional information beyond the basics.
Discussing any pre-existing conditions you might have.
One of the worst mistakes you can make in your accident claim is to give out information pertaining to any past injuries or conditions that you got treated for. The adjuster will end up using that information to try and reduce the amount of money they have to pay you for your claim. They will try and claim that your injuries sustained from this accident are actually just old injuries flaring up. Regardless of what you might have going on in your health, you need to keep that information to yourself. The only person that needs to know about that is your doctor and your attorney.
Oftentimes, people end up exaggerating their injuries because they think it will get them more money for their claim. This will end up coming back on you later on down the line. You need to stick with the facts about your injuries and what you are dealing with. This will prevent you from saying something that isn't true and having it come back on you in a different conversation when you forget what it is that you said earlier.
By avoiding the three mistakes above, you can get through your injury case quickly and easily. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries, which is what your personal injury attorney is there to help you with.