Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Car Accident Case

When you are injured in a car accident, your “case” begins at the moment of impact.  Many car accident victims don’t believe that anything they say or do prior to filing their claim will have an impact on their eventual settlement.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth. 

Here are some common mistakes that Plaintiffs make, which jeopardize their case and reduce their potential settlement.

  1. Talking to the Insurance Company: An insurance adjuster will probably try to call you soon after your accident.  Dont give them any details about the accident without checking with your attorney first. Many clients say things like, “I feel fine,” or “Oh, it was my fault, it’s no problem,” and don’t realize that their attempts to be friendly, to not place blame, and to downplay the situation will be the downfall of their case.
  2. Refusing to See a Doctor: Your medical condition and your treatment is crucial evidence in your case.  When you delay your initial visit to the doctor, the insurance company will try to use this as evidence that you were not really hurt in your accident because it was not enough to require medical attention.
  3. Posting Details on Social Media: We advise all of our clients to not post information about their accident, their injuries, or their daily activities on any social medial site.  Insurance companies monitor all information they can view publicly and will use it as evidence against you.
  4. Missing Your Statute of Limitations: The statute of limitations for a car accident can vary greatly depending from case-to-case based on who the at-fault party is. As such, it is extremely important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.
  5. Not Hiring an Attorney Until it’s Too Late: We encourage all accident victims to hire an attorney as early as possible in the personal injury process.  This allows us to monitor all communication with the insurance company, develop the record of your medical conditions, and file all appropriate paperwork with the court.  Don’t wait until it is too late.

"Meeting Matt Miller was the best thing that happened to me after my accident. In the end I did receive a nice payout for my injuries...It was the most difficult time of my life but Matt Miller helped to make it a positive experience. I would happily recommend Matt to anyone who has a personal injury case." - Dan Sundermeier, client

Matthew G. Miller Law firm has more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law. Our law firm handles serious injuries that result from the auto accident including brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, burns as well as wrongful death.

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A serious injury can leave you with many questions regarding the cause of your accident and your legal options. To help explain the basics of personal injury law and how our dedicated legal team can help you, we have compiled the following list of frequently asked questions:

Accidents, injuries, and sudden deaths create chaos in our lives. After the dust has settled, what is left can be confusing, especially when it comes to whether or not you have a case. To better understand whether your situation warrants a case, call us today. We will be able to help you understand the legal implications of your situation.

If you think you may want to open a case, it is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the most common reason people don’t win their accident, injury or wrongful death case is because they wait too long to file their claims, so the sooner you can contact us, the stronger your case will be.

Matthew G Miller is an extremely talented, vigilant lawyer who has worked in law for over 30 years. Our law firm is proud to have exceptionally hard-working team members who put everything into winning cases and obtaining compensation for our clients.

However, there is no guarantee that any lawyer will win your case. During your initial meeting, we will talk about your case and get an understanding of whether or not you have the potential to win your case, and what your next steps are if you want to proceed.

Are you ready to move forward with your personal injury case? It is important that you contact an Omaha, NE lawyer as soon as possible. Our team of dedicated legal professionals is ready to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

The best way to begin your personal injury case with Matthew Miller is to give him a call at (402) 558-4900 to set up a free consultation, or fill out the form below.

It is important to know that you should always talk to a lawyer before starting your case. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind and will want to settle for much less than you deserve.

The amount of money that your case is worth is dependent on many factors, including:

  • The details of your accident
  • What types of injuries you have
  • Insurance coverage for you and the policy of the person liable for your injury
  • The evidence available
  • Your lawyer
  • Whether or not you decide to settle

Once we understand the details of your case, our legal team will be better prepared to determine what kind of monetary damages you are entitled to for your injuries, lost wages, and other factors.

When you hire our law firm, we will get to work for you immediately. Time is of the essence in many cases, as we need to obtain details and evidence from accident sites, police reports, doctor’s reports, and more.

It is never too early to contact our law firm so that we can get to work on your case because time is often of the essence. In fact, it is better to start working with our lawyer as soon as possible so that evidence, reports, and testimonies can be gathered.

It is important to note that you do not have to wait until your medical treatment is finished to file a claim or start your case. When you first talk to our lawyer, he will answer any questions you have about filing a claim, and how long you can expect the case to take.

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