Personal injury claims may seem out of your control. However, when you are injured in an auto accident, slip and fall, workplace injury, or any other accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, there are steps you can take to help your accident case. Below are ten things you can do to help you win your accident case:
Photos are extremely helpful in proving your accident case. Therefore, it’s important that you take photos of the accident scene, any damaged property, and your injuries as soon as possible.
Some accident injury cases may take longer than others. It’s important to have a detailed record of the accident and the series of events that took place following the accident, as these details may become fuzzy over time. Include as much information as possible, including any pain you have experienced since the accident, any communication you’ve had with anyone about the accident, and any exchange you may have had with the responsible party. You can include anything you’d like in this detailed account. The more information you include, the better chance you’ll have of securing a fair settlement.
Canceling or failing to show up to scheduled doctors appointments can seriously hurt your personal injury case. Opposing legal teams or insurance companies may argue that your injuries are not as bad as you claim, or that you are not doing all you can to mitigate the damage from your accident.
While most employers no longer require a written explanation for missing work for medical reasons, it’s still important that you have the documentation for your case. Having a doctor’s note will help you prove the amount of time you’ve missed work and will also strengthen your case by providing a medical claim to support any requests for compensation of lost wages.
While you may want to speak with your spouse about your accident, it’s important that you keep your case details confidential from friends, coworkers, and other family members. It is best that you only speak about your case with your lawyer, as any conversations you have with others may hurt your accident case.
Even though you may want to share information about your accident on social media, it’s important that you limit your social activity during the course of your legal case. Insurance companies and opposing legal teams often use social media content to prove their case. Ensure your social media is private and refrain from posting anything personal on your account.
You will need to complete different documents throughout your case. It’s important that you complete these forms fully and in a timely manner so your personal injury lawyer can process your case more efficiently.
You should be fully aware of everything that is happening with your case and your health. If you don’t understand something or if you have doubts, you should consult with your attorney or doctors to get a better understanding and clear up any confusion. Clear communication will ensure you heal properly and receive full compensation for your losses.
To receive full and fair compensation, your attorney must collect a lot of important information. After you’ve been in an accident, your accident attorney may collect witness statements, legal reports, medical paperwork, and more. Insurance companies may also take time to respond to requests, so it’s important that you remain patient. The worst thing you can do is settle too soon, as you will not receive the full compensation you deserve.
People who hire a personal injury attorney to handle their accident cases typically receive more money than those who do not. Even after attorney’s fees, they usually retain more compensation than those who do not have an attorney.
If you or someone you know has suffered personal injury in an accident, we can help. Contact Saladino & Schaaf today or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) or 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY) to schedule a free case review. You may be entitled to a significant settlement for your injuries, but you must act quickly. There are time limits on legal action.
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