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Atlanta Personal Injury Claim: Lawyer Lists Things You Should Do to Preserve It! (Part B)

In addition to seeking medical care, taking pictures of the accident, and getting ahold of eye-witnesses to support your personal injury claim, you should be aware of tactics that the insurance company may use to hurt your claim in Atlanta. You should seek a personal injury lawyer first before ever signing anything or agree to anything.

One of the documents an insurance adjustor may try to get you to sign is a medical release form. This will allow them access to your medical records. If you have a pre-existing condition or injuries from a prior accident, the insurance company may try to blame that for any current injuries you are claiming.

The insurance company may also try and get you to provide a recorded or written statement
about what happened. It may sound like all they are trying to do is get the facts or your “side” of the story. But what they are really doing is finding a way to refute your claims and put the blame on you for the accident.

Your personal injury claim can also be preserved by keeping all medical appointments and follow the instructions your doctor gives you. If you do not show up for treatment or you stop it early, this will make it look like your injuries are not that serious.

Furthermore, you should keep copies of all of records and documentation pertaining to your accident and injuries. Anything that is related at all could end up being helpful later on, this includes:  
  • medical records;
  • statements and bills; and
  • documentation showing your missed time from work

Last, but certainly not least, you can preserve your claim in Atlanta by securing a personal injury lawyer. Just as the other party will have someone working on their behalf, so should you. If someone else’s negligence was the cause of your accident, then you should speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Before you accept any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case – 404-474-0804.

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