Any accident can be a shocking and traumatic experience. However, it is important that you know and understand how the system works, and what you need in order to file a personal injury claim.
If you are able, exchange information with the other parties. Seek medical attention immediately. Even if you are not sure about the severity of your injuries, see a medical professional. Also, photography your injuries as soon as possible, and continue to do so during the healing process. These photos can serve as evidence of the extent of your injuries. File a police report. It is always a useful piece of evidence to have as part of your case. Maintain meticulous records including logs of hospital trips, medication, pain, and so on.
A jury will consider the factors that contributed to your accident, looking at who is responsible, and your own degree of fault in determining compensation. Having eyewitnesses to corroborate your account can make a big difference.
You are eligible to receive compensation for the damages you suffer. These damages may include medical bills, medical equipment you had to purchase, physical therapy bills, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The immediate cost of the accident and any future costs should also be taken into consideration.
The Need to Retain an Attorney
Retaining the services of an experienced lawyer will ensure that your case is getting the attention and consideration it rightfully deserves. A skilled lawyer can stop you from entering into a premature settlement, and help you prevent other pitfalls that can have devastating consequences on your life and your future. Exceptional law firms like the Bernard Law Group do not charge any fees until they have recovered compensation for you. Our fee is only a percentage of what we recover for you.
What Should I Bring When I Meet My Personal Injury Lawyer?
A lawyer will help investigate your case. The more information you provide, the quicker the process can move along. You should bring eyewitness information if available. Obtain a copy of the police report. Bring in any medical reports and bills you have or can obtain. If you took any photos, bring those as well.
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