There are countless ways you may sustain an injury. For example, you could be involved in a car accident, slip and fall at the grocery store or even injure yourself on the job.
Unfortunately, many of these accidents can lead to serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Right after an accident, you may not think it was that bad. This is when many personal injury victims make mistakes. If you may need to file a lawsuit in the future, it is important to avoid some of the most common mistakes described here.
Failing to seek immediate medical treatment
If you sustain an injury because of someone else’s fault or negligence, you must go to the emergency room or be checked out by a doctor immediately. You should be evaluated even if you do not think your injury was serious.
There are a few reasons for this. First, a doctor can find hidden injuries that you may not be aware of. Also, by seeking medical treatment immediately, you clearly connect the accident and your injury. This is beneficial if you file a lawsuit in the future.
Failing to file a lawsuit promptly
You do not have a never-ending right to file a lawsuit. If you want to collect compensation for an injury caused by someone else, you must do so within the time limit set by the statute of limitations. In Georgia, you have just two years from when the injury occurred to do this.
Protecting your right to compensation after a personal injury
Being injured can be a scary and overwhelming experience. Be sure to avoid the mistakes above to protect your right to recover compensation. Knowing your legal rights is beneficial in these situations.