Typically, car accidents result in serious injuries that are immediately apparent and display external symptoms. However, many auto accidents result in injuries that have hidden or delayed symptoms that take time to develop or require medical attention to diagnose. Follow these steps after suffering a delayed car crash injury.
Any mistake, even a small one, made during a car accident lawsuit can have consequences. Luckily, victims and personal injury lawyers can be proactive in preventing common mistakes from affecting their case and settlement. To help, here are some of the most common mistakes made when it comes to Los Angeles car accident lawsuits.
Rear-end collisions frequently happen at slow speeds, and they get the nickname “fender-benders” due to the relatively minor property damage that sometimes results. However, not all so-called fender-benders are minor crashes, as vehicle occupants can still suffer serious injuries. Do not let common misconceptions about lower speed rear-end accidents prevent you from seeking the medical treatment and compensation you deserve.
Insurance adjusters often contact accident victims shortly after an accident and ask them to give a recorded statement. While the insurance adjuster may claim that giving a recorded statement will help speed up the process, he or she is really trying to get information to use against you to deny the claim or reduce its value.