What to Do When Personally Injured
When you experience a personal injury, regardless of what kind or the severity, it can be overwhelming to keep track of everything you need to get done and figuring out what your next steps are. It is easy to lose track of what you should do in the midst of dealing with a personal injury.
We know that it can be chaotic and confusing, so we have created a list of things to do if you have been personally injured. These will not only help you efficiently handle the situation at hand, but also increase your chances of receiving a full and fair compensation should you choose to file a claim.
Get Medical Treatment
Your first and foremost priority should be focusing on healing and taking care of your injury properly. Be sure to pursue full treatments for your personal injuries, and do not turn down any medical assistance on the scene, as this could negatively affect the outcome of your case.
Not only will getting medical treatment help you heal, it will also provide concrete evidence as to how severe your injuries are, and how much compensation you are due for bills.
Don’t let your medical treatment stop at the scene of the accident. Be sure to go to follow-up appointments and physical therapy if necessary. Depending on the extent of the injury and the trauma of the accident that caused it, therapy or counseling may also be necessary.
Keep track of these medical bills and expenses, as they will play into how much compensation you can potentially receive from your case.
Be sure to take pictures of the entire scene of the accident, your initial injury, and anything else that may be pertinent evidence. In addition, gather contact information from the person(s) responsible, as well as from any witnesses that were present when the personal injury happened. This information and their testimonies can prove to be useful for your case later on.
Decide the Value of Your Claim
Medical bills and expenses are one aspect of determining your claim’s value. These are not the only damages suffered from a personal injury, however. Loss of motor abilities or bodily functions, emotional damages, loss of quality of life, and more, can all be factored into the value of your claim.
Don’t Wait to File
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Nevada is 2 years, meaning that you have this amount of time to get your case started. This may seem like plenty of time, however, when you are also dealing with the personal injury itself, this time can fly by. In addition, the evidence will be most compelling while it is fresh, so it is best to get the process started sooner rather than later.
Handling a personal injury can be overwhelming, and the next steps to take can be confusing. Having a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can benefit you greatly. Contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to handle your case today.
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