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Fremont Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer Encourages Injured to Think Before They Act


The legal team at Fremont, Ohio-based Mayle, Ray & Mayle wants people to know a few basic tips if they are ever involved in an accident, either on the job, in the car, at home or other location.

Don’t act tough.

An individual should never tell law enforcement that he was “not injured.” Rather, he should always allow himself to be transported by an ambulance to a local emergency department from the scene of the accident. It is prudent to be medically evaluated as soon as possible after a personal injury accident to insure all information is documented in a timely manner. By declining emergency treatment, if delayed symptoms occur, the insurance company may argue the victim is embellishing his symptoms or pain level, and it may even claim that injuries were caused elsewhere and not by the accident.

Take pictures of the injuries.

Bumps, cuts, and bruises often heal. If these injuries are not documented, they may as well have never existed in the first place. As a personal injury attorney Fremont Ohio, with the law offices of Mayle, Ray & Mayle, Andy Mayle recommends taking pictures immediately and, again, a day after the injury has occurred.

Follow doctor’s orders.

Any Fremont Ohio personal injury lawyer would recommend this advice, even if it interferes with one’s daily living. If a physical therapy appointment is skipped or a scheduled visit with the physician is missed, the insurance company will argue that, because of noncompliance with appointments or medical instruction, the symptoms or pain are not legitimate. Additionally, if the injury is legitimate, noncompliance with medical recommendations may, and likely will, delay the healing process.

Don’t wait to call an attorney.

Claims must be filed in a timely matter, or they may be lost forever. Jeremiah Ray, a Bellevue Ohio attorney, says: “We can help clients best when we are ahead of the curve, not playing catch up. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is as true in legal matters as it is in health.”

Never talk to an insurance company.

In any situation, one should not give a “recorded statement,” let alone speak with an insurance company, without talking to an Ohio personal injury lawyer first. The questions that will be asked by an insurance company are designed and worded in such a way that they may force an answer that will aid the insurance company, not the victim.

More information about Mayle, Ray & Mayle can be found at or by calling (419) 334-8377.

About Mayle, Ray & Mayle, LLC
Serving clients all across Ohio, Mayle, Ray & Mayle is focused primarily on the Northwest Ohio area, from Fremont to Port Clinton and Sandusky to Toledo. The firm provides expert legal support in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense and more.


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