The first mistake I often see from clients who come to me to save their case is that they fail to get information at the scene of the accident. Getting this information may not always be easy, as you may be seriously injured and is unable to move. However, if possible, gather as much information as you can when at the scene of the accident. Although the police are supposed to get this information, they don’t always do it.

The second mistake is that people who are injured in personal injury accidents often refuse medical treatment at the scene of the accident. This is usually because they are afraid of the cost of the treatment, or they think getting this type of treatment is too extreme or melodramatic. The bottom line is that if you are injured, you need to get examined and treated. You need to know as soon as possible the extent of your injuries and what the appropriate course of action is for you to take in getting yourself well.

Another mistake that’s commonly made happens when people give recorded statements to insurance companies about the accident and their injuries. These statements are often traps, as I will explain in more detail in my next video. The bottom line is this: never give a recorded statement to the insurance company.

The final mistake I often see is people trying to take on their own personal injury case, and act as their own attorney. Sometimes this is the right course of action, but sometimes it can really damage a case to the point that an attorney won’t even take it. I would urge you to seek consultation from a qualified personal injury attorney to see if your case is appropriate for handling on your own, or whether you need an expert to guide you through the process of a personal injury case.

If you have any questions about a particular personal injury case, please submit your case for review by San Francisco personal injury lawyer Sally Morin, an accident attorney with 15 years of experience.

This video and accompanying text is not intended to be a source of legal advice for any purpose. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information in this video and text does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your case.

Accident Client

“Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Lauren and her team were patient, supportive and caring during his difficult time. His schedule was always busy with work and doctor appointments that his main source of communication was through email. Lauren and her team made it to where he didn’t have to worry about anything but just sending over the paper work he got from the hospital, and other bill collectors involving his incident and they worried about the rest.

Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lauren & the Sally Morin team. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.”

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KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AFTER AN ACCIDENT

It is essential to know your rights after a traffic accident so you can protect yourself and the value of your claim.
This guide will help you:

  • 1Know what to do when dealing with insurance claims, police reports and lawyers.
  • 2Avoid making mistakes that undermine the value of your claim
  • 3Put yourself in a position to get the best settlement possible