Four years ago, I wrote a blog post about my injury clients feeling embarrassed for having a personal injury claim. The post remains true to this day. People are often embarrassed to have an injury claim!
Upon reflection, this reaction isn’t as unexpected as it may seem. Consider a scenario like a motor vehicle accident: your car is likely damaged, possibly beyond drivability. You might need to take time off work for medical appointments and could have visible injuries. There’s the added challenge of explaining the situation to family, friends, and co-workers. Additionally, there might be a misguided perception that pursuing a personal injury claim is somehow inappropriate or wrong. It’s only natural to want to move past such incidents as swiftly as possible.
But don’t let embarrassment get in the way of your pursuit for justice.
Let me give a real life (and recent!) example.
Earlier this year, my injury client called after getting into a car accident. My client was seriously hurt, and the driver that hit her was clearly negligent. I could sense my client was embarrassed by the situation and was unsure about pursuing a claim. Thankfully, she thought it through carefully and decided to pursue an injury claim. In approximately 9 months, we were able to recover $200,000.00 on her behalf, which was the entire available insurance limits!
Now that it’s over, I know my client is happy she decided to pursue her car accident claim.
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, don’t let embarrassment stop you. Pursue your injury claim!