5 Personal Injury Mistakes to Avoid

If you are injured because of another party’s negligent or reckless actions, you need to take action so you can fight for financial compensation. Filing a personal injury lawsuit frequently offers the best opportunity for victims to obtain justice, but the legal process can be complicated and involved. By working closely with a skilled and experienced attorney, you can avoid committing costly errors.

Do not delay seeking legal advice and representation if you have been hurt due to the negligence of another. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today to schedule a free consultation with a passionately committed advocate who will aggressively represent your interests.

Mistakes Which Could Derail Your Claim

As a layperson, though you may have some passing familiarity with the civil justice system, it is unlikely that you have a firm grasp on all of the procedural and other matters that bear on a case. This could leave you vulnerable to making the following mistakes.

  1. Not Filing Your Claim in Time – If you do not file within the statute of limitations, you may not be able to pursue a case.
  2. Failing to Disclose All Appropriate Information to Your Attorney – Neglecting to communicate full and correct information about a case can prevent your attorney from preparing to address crucial case matters.
  3. Disobeying Your Doctor’s Orders – If you do not seek proper treatment or disobey your doctor, the defense may use this as evidence that your injuries are either nonexistent or at least less severe than you have claimed.
  4. Accepting the First Settlement Offer – Settlement offers are usually made by the defendant’s counsel because there is a belief that your claim has validity and that the eventual award could be much greater. Accordingly, it is strongly advisable that you do not accept any sort of settlement offer without having your own attorney validate that it is in your best interest.
  5. Attempting to Sue Twice for the Same Injury – Once a civil matter is settled or adjudicated, it is no longer possible to bring a legal action for the same injury, regardless of whether you felt the outcome of the first case was sufficiently favorable.

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Let us help you to fight for the financial compensation that you need in this difficult time. Contact the Oklahoma injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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