After being involved in any type of accident that leaves you or someone close to you injured, it is natural to want to resolve things as quickly as possible especially in regards to financial compensation. Unfortunately, some people who are hoping to quickly settle their claims make critical mistakes that leave them unable to be reimbursed for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. It is possible to recover from certain small mistakes, but there a few mistakes that make it almost possible to collect on a valid claim. Being aware of these top personal injury claim mistakes may help you and those closest to you avoid making an error when pursuing your own claim.
Never Give a Recorded Statement
Early in the claims process the adjuster handling the case may ask you to give a recorded statement. The statement is usually presented in such a way as to make it seem as though unless you give a statement, your claim will not move forward. Not only is this untrue, giving a recorded statement to the at-fault party gives them an opportunity to get you to make comments that can be construed as you accepting fault or otherwise admitting responsibility. Never forget, claims adjusters have years of experience interviewing sick or hurt people in a manner that allows the adjuster to lead the conversation in a direction that most helps their employer.