If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, hospital bills, pain and suffering, and more. In North Carolina, there are laws in place that ensure your just compensation. The attorneys at Starling, Rodriguez & Associates are here to help you with your case in Jacksonville and the surrounding Onslow County!
Personal injury cases are not always cut-and-dry. There are things that you should and shouldn’t do to ensure you receive the just compensation you deserve. Read on to find out what they are.
Seek Medical Care Immediately
When an accident occurs, it is imperative that you seek medical care as soon as possible, whether or not you “feel” like you’re injured. Sometimes, injuries sustained in an accident aren’t recognized or noticed for days or weeks afterward unless you let a doctor examine you immediately. Insurance companies will look for gaps between the accident and when you sought treatment in order to avoid paying your claim.
Leave a Paper Trail
A paper trail of your injuries after an accident will go a long way in helping you get compensation. On the scene of the accident, let the investigating officer know that you think you’ve been injured so that it is noted in the accident report. Let your physician know every ache and pain you feel, even if it seems minor.
Follow Your Doctor’s Treatment Plan
Personal injury claims are always settled after you are done being treated for your injuries. Follow your doctor’s treatment plan to the letter, and don’t skip out on anything they recommend, as you may have difficulty getting compensation from the insurance company if you do.
Leave Your Situation Off Social Media
If your personal injury case is still open, posting about it on social media can compromise your claim. For example, if you claim you can’t work due to injuries sustained in your accident, you shouldn’t be posting about being able to perform rigorous exercises. Everything you post is fair game to insurance companies that want to avoid compensating you.
Hire the Right Attorney
You may think that you can settle your claim on your own, but in fact, you will likely receive more compensation with an attorney on your side than without. The more your attorney can help you claim, the better!
Contact Starling, Rodriguez & Associates
You are not alone in this. We’re here to help you through the process so that you can focus on recovering rather than fighting with insurance companies.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, let our experienced personal injury team handle your case and get you the compensation you deserve. Visit our website to contact us, or give us a call at 910-333-9000.