Don't Jeopardize Your Personal Injury Claim

Arkansas law allows for victims of auto accidents to receive compensation from the parties responsible for their injuries. Whether an inattentive driver is at fault, or a defective car part, those who have been hurt can receive financial relief to cover their medical bills and other considerations.

Yet obtaining this relief is a complex undertaking. The process of successfully filing a personal injury claim is far from intuitive, and features many obstacles. Likewise, the insurance companies responsible for paying claims are skillful at challenging and undermining them.

The law firm of Mason Kelly & Collier offers legal representation to victims of serious trucking accidents and car accidents. With more than 75 years of combined experience, our lawyers work closely with our clients, ensuring they avoid the mistakes that can jeopardize their chances for success. We have offices along I-40, with additional locations throughout the state.

What Are The Errors That Can Sabotage A Personal Injury Claim?

As with any legal process, there are a variety of procedural hoops to jump through. A mistake at any point can threaten one's chances of success. Below, we list some of the most common errors:

  • Admitting fault — Insurance company representatives go to great lengths to trick victims into admitting fault for an auto accident. Unfortunately, doing so is a certain way to lose your chances at receiving compensation.
  • Settling for too little — Likewise, insurers may try to offer injured parties an immediate settlement. Be wary. Many victims require ongoing care — and incur ongoing medical expenses. It is important to consult with a medical professional about your needs before accepting early offers.
  • Failing to find adequate medical care — Because of the high costs of medical care, many individuals try to 'walk off' their injuries. Others may not even know they've been hurt, as in certain cases of head trauma or tissue damage. Yet it is important to seek out medical attention immediately following an accident. A medical record is a key piece of evidence in establishing your rights to financial relief.
  • Neglecting your medical regimen — Likewise, it is crucial to follow your doctor's orders in the long-term. If insurers find out that you have neglected to adhere to medical guidelines, they will use this to establish that you're not as injured as you claim to be. With this in mind, our firm advises our clients to keep a journal of their medical appointments and treatments. This can serve as crucial evidence later on.
  • 'Going it alone' — Many attempt to handle their claims on their own, before ultimately turning to us. Seeking legal help is necessary for a number of reasons. A knowledgeable attorney will work with a range of professionals to properly gauge what your claim is worth, and can use the legal system to counteract insurance companies and their counsel.

We'll Protect Your Interests And Your Rights

To learn more about how the lawyers at our firm can help, reach out to us today. You can call us at 800-261-7037 or schedule an appointment online.

Initial consultations are always free; going forward, we work on a contingency basis — you will pay no attorneys' fees unless we successfully obtain compensation for you first.