When filing a personal injury claim, there are so many things that can go wrong. In fact, every little detail can affect your total claim. Putting a dollar value on your claim is a complicated and difficult task, one that will require a thorough investigation and a lot of time invested in it.
In most cases, there are a few common factors that could affect your personal injury compensation. These factors include:
- Type of damages that you have received
- The type of attorney that you hired (the more experience and knowledge, the better)
- Type of advice that you receive
- Actions that you take
Each and every one of these factors can affect the size of your compensation. Here are a few reasons why your personal injury compensation can be reduced.
Poor Legal Advice
Every time when you are filing a claim against someone, you should at least try and have the best attorney by your side. By “best”, we mean someone with proper knowledge, experience and resources, someone who has handled hundreds of these cases in the past and someone who knows what to do, without having to do additional research.
If you hire an attorney who does not know exactly what to do, the attorney will spend additional time researching and less time helping you with legal advice. This could affect your compensation in a negative way.
For that reason, we advise you to consider speaking with our Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys. They have handled countless similar cases in the past and know exactly what to do and how to advise you properly.
Doctor’s Orders and Injuries
All the injuries that you have received can have an impact on your total compensation. Some injuries and conditions can give you a lower multiplier, causing your compensation to get reduced. In addition, not visiting the doctor regularly or not taking the right medication can also affect your compensation.
If the insurance company sees that you are not doing what the doctor prescribed, they will take it as a sign that you have healed or that you do not need additional medical attention, and will thus reduce your total compensation.
If the evidence gathered after the accident is incomplete, your case will prolong and you may end up losing your compensation or getting a substantially lower one. The quality of evidence that your attorney obtains after an accident is the key to getting your compensation; for that reason, you need an experienced attorney working on your case.
If the evidence gathered is insufficient, biased or incomplete, your personal injury compensation may be put on a hold.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Kansas City offer their services and experience in helping you gather all the evidence that will help you file a complete and effective claim following an accident. Call today, and see when you can schedule a free consultation to learn more about how you can increase the size of your compensation and secure it once and for all.