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Updated by Fusion 360 on Mar 11, 2014
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Personal Injury Claims That Lost

Maybe the plaintiff has a good attorney. Or the defendant admits to the claim and reimburses the person who suffered the personal injury without much argument. But from Vermont to Utah, there are also cases that are lost; even with the best attorney available. Have you ever wondered why personal injury suits — especially legitimate ones — are lost?

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Ignorant of the Circumstances

Ignorant of the Circumstances

If you don’t know under what circumstances you can file a personal injury claim, then you’re starting off on the wrong foot. All states have different laws for claims; Utah’s are different from Maryland’s — which are not the same as Florida’s. Make sure you are familiar with the state you live in.

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Lack of Medical Records

Lack of Medical Records

Often, victims feel fine immediately after an accident but are in extreme pain later. Some injuries can also get more serious with time. No matter how you feel, you should see a doctor or professional and take pictures of the injuries.

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Failure to Notify Proper Authoritie

Failure to Notify Proper Authoritie

File an accident report with your local police department as well as your employer if you were injured at work. This adds the weight of authority to your case. Remember to get copies of any reports you submit.

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Not Recording the Specifics

Not Recording the Specifics

Cases can be thrown out due to lack of evidence. Avoid this by recording as many details of the accident that you can remember — and do this as quickly as possible because you may forget specifics.

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Losing Evidence

Losing Evidence

If you didn’t take pictures of your damaged car before your time in court, the defendant’s attorney may use this to support his case.

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Lack of Expertise

Lack of Expertise

Lawyers aren’t necessary for personal injury cases but they are helpful. Having someone who is an expert will help you avoid mistakes.

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Agreeing on a Settlement Too Early

Agreeing on a Settlement Too Early

Sometimes victims accept an insurance company’s settlement offer before they are fully healed. This makes it harder to bring up the injury in a case later.

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Frivolous Charges

Frivolous Charges

We’re all too familiar with the “finger-found-in-chili” fast food cases out there. These rarely make it to the financial reimbursement the plaintiffs seek. So there is one surefire method if you want your case thrown out — make it up.

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