Homepage / Personal Injury / What NOT To Do When Considering a Personal Injury Lawsuit (FAQ)

Man with Aching Neck After Car Accident

Personal Injury Claims in Salem OR

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering what to do next. Although there are steps you can take to protect yourself, there are also several things that you should NOT do if you plan to pursue a personal injury claim.

Do Not Put Off Seeking Medical Attention

When you have suffered an injury or illness due to someone else’s negligence, it is vital to receive medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. Medical records, diagnostic tests and statements from healthcare providers are essential elements of injury cases. If you do not have proof that your injury or illness has impacted your health, you don’t have a claim.

Do Not Give a Statement to Insurance Adjusters Without Consulting an Attorney

Before you speak to insurance adjusters, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. Insurance companies really treat their clients like just a number, and, an adjuster’s job is to assess the situation and offer the lowest compensation possible. Do not sign any documents without speaking to an attorney first.

Do Not Jump at a First Offer

It is typical for insurance adjusters to begin negotiations by offering a very low settlement amount or denying liability altogether. Insurance adjusters use this tactic to find out whether you understand what your claim is worth and to see if you are willing to take any amount they offer.

Our skilled legal team will help you determine what your claim is worth and advise you on the best course of action to take. We will communicate with your healthcare providers and negotiate with insurance company lawyers and adjusters, so you can focus on healing and getting back to doing the things you love. We’ll take it from here.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

We are committed to protecting your rights and helping you receive the compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations on the phone, in-office or in your home, and serve clients in Marion, Polk, and Linn counties; and Salem, Keizer and surrounding areas. Members of our seasoned legal team are fluent in both English and Spanish. Contact us today at 503-990-6641 to schedule a free consultation.