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Were you seriously injured due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of someone else? You may be entitled to monetary damages. Our personal injury attorneys in Greenville can help you seek the compensation you need to cover your losses and move on with life.
Call us today at 864-585-3873 to speak with a member of our team. We can come to you if you are unable to come to us.
Navigating the legal system can be tremendously stressful. On top of dealing with injuries and perhaps damage to property, you may be confused about what your next steps are to pursue fair compensation. Our personal injury lawyers in Greenville can provide you with the guidance you need to avoid mistakes and pursue the highest settlement or verdict possible.
Here are just a few ways we can assist with your case:
Case Valuation and Advice: One of the first things we will be able to do for you is give you a general idea of what needs to be done to pursue the most favorable outcome for your case. While it is impossible to give a totally accurate prediction of how your case will unfold and what the resolution will be, having a rough idea can give you direction in how to best pursue your case.
Investigation: Any claim will require evidence. Our attorneys will know what evidence you will need and how to go about getting it. In addition, we can help you try to access evidence that is being withheld by the other parties involved in the case, if necessary.
Insurance Companies: Insurance adjusters may present themselves as friendly people who are on your side, but it is important to remember that they have their employers’ interests in mind when investigating your claim. As such, you ultimately have competing goals. Our Greenville personal injury lawyers will be able to handle all communications with the insurance company and help ensure that you do not say anything that could negatively impact your case.
Helping You Avoid Mistakes: Giving a statement to the insurer is just one of many mistakes you could make that might derail your claim. Posting on social media, for example, could lead to all sorts of disputes. A photo of you posted by a friend might bring the severity of your injuries into question, or be used to show that you are not following your doctor’s orders. Missing medical appointments or failing to fill your prescriptions could also harm your case. As a client of Hodge & Langley Law Firm, you will always have a knowledgeable advocate by your side to help you make strategic decisions.
Each personal injury claim is unique, but one thing is certain in almost every case; the sooner the medical evaluation takes place, the better. Just because the accident didn’t land you in the emergency room doesn’t mean you were not seriously hurt.
If you have suffered what seems to be a minor injury, you may be tempted to go about your day as usual and skip the doctor’s visit altogether. Unfortunately, this could cause the insurance company to say that your injuries were caused by something else, your damages aren’t as extensive as you are claiming, or you have failed to mitigate damages.
Our personal injury lawyers in Greenville can explain the steps you should take immediately after your accident to put yourself in the most favorable position to pursue damages. One of those steps will be to undergo a prompt medical assessment.
Below is a more detailed overview of why you should visit a doctor right away if there is even a chance you will bring a personal injury claim:
The Insurer Might Dispute What Caused Your Injuries: The first reason to see a doctor after an accident is for your own health. The second is to strengthen your case against the party responsible for your injuries. Seeing a physician right after the accident happens can help your case by providing evidence as to what caused the harm. Medical documentation from your doctor’s evaluation can be valuable evidence that helps your Greenville personal injury attorney tie the injuries to the accident.
You Could Face a Dispute over a Failure to Mitigate Damages: Even a seemingly minor wound may turn into something life-threatening if you don’t seek treatment to resolve it. The insurance company might try to argue that you have failed to mitigate your damages by not seeing a doctor promptly and, therefore, you are not entitled to compensation for 100 percent of your losses. In other words, if you don’t immediately seek medical attention, the insurer may say that your own negligence has exacerbated your injuries or extended your recovery time.
It Could Be More Difficult to Prove the Extent of Your Damages: A common first impulse for many people who experience a serious accident is to downplay their injuries, hoping for the best. It is common for claimants to try to move on with their lives as normal after an accident, only to realize later that their injury was in fact severe. If you do not see a doctor right away, the insurance company may assert that your injuries could not be very serious, which can make it more difficult for your attorney to prove the value of your claim.
Our attorneys are passionate about helping the injured and their families fight for the compensation they need to get their lives back. For a free consultation, send us a message or call 864-585-3873.
DISCLAIMER: NONE OF THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A DESCRIPTION OR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE QUALITY OF THE FIRM'S REPRESENTATION AND IN NO WAY SHOULD BE INTERPRETED AS A GUARANTEE OF A SPECIFIC RESULT FOR YOUR CASE OR ANY CASE. EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT AND MUST BE EVALUATED ON ITS OWN MERITS.
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