Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina work tirelessly to produce the best outcome for each of our client’s unique cases. That means maximizing the compensation they receive from the at-fault party’s insurance provider so they can confidently move forward and put their accidents behind them.
The good news is our attorneys are not the only ones who can help build our clients’ cases for success. They, too, have some control over the outcome.
Here, we discuss five essential ways to help increase the value of a personal injury claim.
Help Your Personal Injury Attorney Build Your Case for Success
Maximizing the value of your South Carolina personal injury settlement is crucial to ensuring fair compensation for your losses.
Here are five ways to increase the value of your settlement:
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Promptly seek medical attention after an accident, even if your injuries initially seem minor. The insurance company can use a delay in seeking treatment to argue that your injuries were not severe or were caused by something other than the accident. Comprehensive medical documentation strengthens your case.
Document the Accident Scene
If possible, document the accident scene with photographs or videos. Capture vehicle damage, road conditions, signage, and other relevant details. This evidence can help establish liability and support your version of events.
Collect and Preserve All Evidence
Collect evidence related to your injuries and the impact on your life. This may include medical records, police reports, witness statements, and documentation of lost wages—record all related expenses, including medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and property damage.
Be Mindful of Social Media Use
Insurance companies often monitor social media for information that can be used against claimants. Avoid posting details about your accident, injuries, or activities that may contradict your injury claims. Insurance adjusters may use such information to dispute the severity of your injuries or the impact on your life.
Consult with an Experienced South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney
Partnering with a skilled personal injury attorney in South Carolina can significantly impact the value of your settlement. Our attorneys understand the intricacies of the legal process, can accurately assess the value of your claim, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and advise you on whether to settle or pursue legal action.
Contact our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers today by calling 803-258-6199 to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party — or combination of parties — liable for your complete recovery needs.
We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.