When you suffer a brain injury because of someone else's negligence, you may be able to pursue maximum compensation in an injury claim. Here are some common mistakes made in the process:
1. Neglecting to get medical care. A brain injury isn't always obvious. Since it takes only a blow or jolt to the head, there might not be any physical evidence of brain damage. The symptoms may manifest immediately or in the days following. Get medical attention as soon as possible so that you can get any treatment you need right away.
2. Waiting to consult an attorney. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can advise you on various aspects of your situation. We can determine if you are eligible to pursue a claim for injury compensation, and how to proceed in such a scenario. We'll make sure you know all of the Dos and Don'ts in the meantime.
3. Agreeing to a settlement before talking to an attorney. If you agree to the first settlement offer, you may be getting less compensation than you deserve. Our attorneys can determine whether greater compensation can be recovered.
4. Apologizing or admitting fault for the incident that caused your injury. An apology or admission of fault can hurt a future injury claim. Although it can be difficult to control what you say in the aftermath of any type of accident, it's important to avoid implying the situation was your fault.
Let our attorneys guide you through this process. We will put all of our knowledge, resources and skill to work in obtaining the best outcome for you and your family. For your free case evaluation with our experienced Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Kingstree brain injury attorneys, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at 803-799-9400.