7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases - Norden Leacox

7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases

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Parties Involved in a Personal Injury Case

 Whether you were hurt on a bike at a grocery store or in an auto accident, the parties involved in your personal injury case are typically going to consist of four separate parties. The first party involved is the person who is physically indirectly responsible for causing your accident. It might be the grocery store that did not clean up a spill leaving you to slip in it. It might be the property owner of the home you were visiting who did not put a handrail up on their porch and you fell down the stairs. It might be the person speeding on the highway who merged into your lane without looking. They are responsible for the damage that their actions or inactions caused you.

Next is you. You would be called the plaintiff of a personal injury case. You are the one who is suffering due to the negligence and carelessness of the liable party mentioned above. You deserve full and fair compensation for the damage that you’re suffering. You have a right to seek legal action against the liable person.

The liable party responsible for your damages is going to be represented by the third party involved in your personal injury case, the insurance company. They are financially responsible for your compensation. It is their mission to preserve their bottom line, which means getting them to give you a fair and full result is going to be difficult.

When you have a difficult insurance company trying to prevent you from getting the results you deserve, it is essential to have strong Orlando personal injury lawyers representing you. That would be the fourth party involved in your case. They are going to take care of the legal matters on your behalf to make sure that you get the justice that you deserve.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Represent

 Our Orlando personal injury lawyers represent a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Hurricane injuries
  • Slip and falls
  • Negligent security
  • Disney accidents
  • Burn injury
  • Birth injury
  • Jet ski accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Scooter accidents
  • Pool injuries
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Auto accidents
  • And more

If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident that was caused by negligence or carelessness, you may be eligible to bring a personal injury claim to receive damages.

Tips for a Successful Claim

 Two things need to happen relatively close together on the timeline. You need to collect evidence for your claim in the form of photos, videos, witness contact information, etc. You also need to get medical attention as soon as absolutely possible. If you’re taken on an ambulance to the emergency room it’s obviously going to be impossible for you to get the evidence yourself. You can call on a friend, family member, or even one of our Orlando personal injury lawyers to start collecting evidence for you right away.

Next, we want to emphasize the importance of not giving the insurance company a recorded statement if they call and ask you for one. They absolutely will use your words against you. They are trained to ask questions that will lead you into an answer that will harm the strength of your case. Again, they are trying to save themselves money. Don’t give them free ammunition to use against you. Let your Orlando personal injury lawyers handle communication with the insurance company.

Lastly, do not hesitate to bring a claim against the liable party. People sometimes hesitate to bring claims for a variety of reasons, whether it’s because they think they will be directly suing the person whose house they got hurt at or they think the cost of a lawyer is outrageous. Understand that you’re not asking someone to pay you out of their pocket. Their insurance is there to help you get the compensation you deserve. Also, personal injury lawyers do not get paid unless they win your claim.

Call Our Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers Today

 If you want strong and fierce representation from Orlando personal injury lawyers, please reach out to us as soon as possible to get started. You can get a free first consultation when you call us as soon as possible. You deserve to get justice. Let us help you get full and fair compensation.