After an Ohio car crash or another type of incident leaves you with a serious injury, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit to try to recover damages to help offset the medical and other expenses you face in the aftermath. While there are certain steps you might take to help strengthen your case and claim, there are also certain things you may want to avoid doing so that you do not unintentionally hurt your case.
Per the National Law Review, it may benefit you to avoid making the following errors while navigating your personal injury claim.
The aftermath of a car wreck may be stressful, but avoid making any statements that might indicate fault on your part. Such admissions may prove hard to come back from and wind up costing you quite a bit in the long run.
Waiting to act
There are statutes of limitations for personal injury claims, meaning you only have so long to take action if you want to do so. In Ohio, you have to file a personal injury claim within two years of the date your injury occurred.
Accepting a lowball offer
When you accept an insurance company’s first offer, you are doing exactly what the insurer wants you to do. You may, too, be taking less than you deserve. You have no obligation to accept an insurance company’s first settlement offer, and it often pays not to do so.
After a serious car crash, your ability to fully recover may depend to some degree on how much you receive in a settlement.