Suffering from injury can take a toll on you emotionally and physically. Not only do you have to deal with the insurance company, but you have to deal with going to the doctor and getting treated for your injuries as well. It seems like one thing after another trying to get through the whole ordeal and put the mess behind you. To make sure you don't end up getting shorted on your insurance claim, here are three things you can do to maximize your personal injury claim.
Document your injuries.
Take pictures of any injuries sustained from the accident. Pictures are crucial when building a personal injury claim. There is no way the insurance company can try to dispute the severity of your injuries when you have pictures showing how bad your injuries were.
Wait before accepting a settlement offer.
Oftentimes, insurance companies will come at you with a settlement amount in an attempt to get you to close the case as quickly as possible. While you might be in a financial pinch and want to take the offer to get back on your feet, you really should wait to do so. Allow your attorney to go to work for you seeing just how much they can get for you. They can go over the extent of your injuries and how much debt you incurred from the accident to determine how much you deserve.
Do everything the doctor asks of you.
If your doctor prescribes physical therapy three times per week for the next 12 weeks, you need to make sure you follow through with it. If they tell you to take it easy and relax for the next two weeks, you don't want to be out in your yard doing a bunch of yard work or chopping down trees. All of these things could be used against you if you choose not to do them. It is more important than ever that you follow the orders of your doctor to the letter. It shows that you care about recovering and getting back on your feet again.
By doing the three things above, you can make sure you get the compensation you deserve in your accident claim. There is no reason for you to end up losing out on compensation simply because you made a costly mistake. You deserve to be taken care of every step of the way in the recovery process. Discuss any questions or concerns you have with your personal injury attorney.