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Avoid these common personal injury claim errors

On Behalf of | May 3, 2022 | Uncategorized |

When someone else’s actions cause you to suffer a serious injury in a car wreck, you may decide to file a personal injury claim to try to secure coverage for medical bills and other expenses. While the aftermath of a Michigan car wreck may prove chaotic, it is important that you keep your wits about you and avoid doing anything that could potentially jeopardize your personal injury claim.

The National Law Review reports that many people make similar mistakes when making personal injury claims after car crashes. Some of the mistakes you may want to avoid making in this scenario are as follows.

Neglecting to take action in time

There are statutes of limitations involved in Michigan personal injury claims. This means you only have so long to take legal action after your crash occurs or your doctor diagnoses your injury caused by the crash. In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date either of these things took place.

Failing to call law enforcement

Even if the crash you suffered an injury in did not seem like a major one, having law enforcement come to the scene is an important part of making your case. Often, the driver who knows he or she is at fault may suggest settling things on your own and not calling the authorities. However, if you experience a significant injury and do not contact law enforcement, this may come back to bite you.

Keep in mind, too, that insurance companies are out to generate revenue for themselves. Their bottom line increases when they pay you as little as possible after a claim.