Posts tagged "car accident claims"

Should I Sign the Insurance Company’s Medical Records Release Form?

You've been involved in a collision, and the insurance company wants you to sign a medical authorization form in order to gain access to your medical records. What should you do? West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Explains: Keep in mind that if you sign a medical authorization, you give the insurance company adjuster access to all your prior medical records, and they will use these records to scrutinize your claim. There [...]

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The 7 Worst Things You Can Do After a Collision

Avoid these mistakes if you want to protect your car accident injury claim. Above all, don't lie about anything. Absolutely do not conceal any information related to your health or your case when speaking with your attorney. Do not exaggerate symptoms. Do not ignore doctor's orders. Do not sign a medical release or give a recorded statement without seeking legal advice. Be aware that your social media posts after the [...]

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Should I use Facebook or Social Media if I am Considering a Lawsuit?

Why You should Not Post Anything on Social Media about the Accident We have seen seriously injured people ruin their own case by posting seemingly "innocent" statements about their accident and activities following the accident. Don't let this happen to you. Be proactive about protecting your legitimate injury claim. It is a common practice for insurance adjusters to use the internet to covertly find out everything they can about you: [...]

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When Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM) is an Issue in a Car Accident Injury Claim

The following is a situation relayed to us from a chat transcript our office recently received regarding underinsured motorist coverage, or more accurately, the lack of it.  All chats initiated on our website are confidential, so all personal details have been omitted: "I was hit by other driver when they failed to maintain their lane. I was driving a compact car and suffered serious, life-threatening injuries from the airbag. I spent nearly two weeks in [...]

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It is Your Responsibility to Protect Your Legal Rights After a Collision

Excerpt from Collision Care, West Virginia Auto Injury Guide, by Jeff Robinette, 2012. When it comes to looking out for your legal rights after a car accident, motorcycle wreck, or truck collision you need to have the attitude you would have if you were seriously ill -- get professional help. It is your responsibility, and no one else's, to look out for your legal rights and seek legal counsel. When serious medical conditions are [...]

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