Have you been involved in an accident that caused personal injury and loss? Was it caused by someone else’s negligence or unlawful behavior? If so, you may be considering fighting for your rightful compensation.
No matter what caused your injury, you want to maximize your claim because your compensation will cover current and future medical bills and other losses. Therefore, when another party’s negligence results in an injury, you want to ensure that you receive a significant award to cover these expenses.
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Read on for some valuable tips to help you prepare for your personal injury claim.
You should visit a physician no matter how you feel after an accident, as you may have internal injuries or broken bones of which you are not aware. Your doctor will provide documentation of any potential injuries, which will serve as evidence in your case. This information provides a clear representation of how the accident affected you. Personal injury claims range from slip-and-falls, to dog bites, to car accidents, to wrongful death. A doctor will provide the evidence needed to prove your injury.
Also, you may have sustained injuries that take longer to reveal symptoms. Your doctor can conduct a thorough examination to identify injuries you might not initially notice. Visiting a physician immediately after an accident keeps you safe, helps your medical recovery, and increases your odds of a higher settlement.
Although you may feel overwhelmed right after the incident, you should get a personal injury attorney on your side to help you file your claim as soon as possible. Each state has its own personal injury law regarding time to file. Nevada’s statute of limitations grants two years to resolve your claim or file a lawsuit.
Acting quickly also ensures you can collect evidence as accurately and easily as possible. Evidence collection happens more efficiently when done with a fresh memory. If your attorney can collect fresh witness statements, the attorney will have a more accurate picture of your case.
Evidence plays a substantial role in your claim. Immediately following the incident, you should collect photos, videos, witness contact information, and a copy of the police report. Even if the at-fault party cooperates on the scene, they may try to deny responsibility later on. Therefore, collecting evidence will protect your case in the long run.
Also, evidence plays a considerable role in the size of your claim. Courts take personal injury claims seriously and require ample evidence to prove negligence.
You may face long-term impacts from your injury, depending on its severity. When you meet with your physician, you’ll want to ask about the treatment plan and if you’ll have a full recovery. For example, some injuries may impact your ability to work. Also, you may require multiple treatments, surgeries, or rehabilitation.
These medical costs should play a role in your personal injury case. A long-term treatment plan from your physician will help you maximize your claim. You can also include loss of income and other related losses that the effects of the incident caused.
At-fault parties can use anything posted on social media to destroy your personal injury claims. For example, you might post a picture of you engaging in an activity that contradicts your injury claims. The at-fault party can use this as evidence to disprove the severity of your injuries, thus lowering your claim amount.
Also, avoid any posts or comments discussing your injury since you might make comments that the opposing insurance and attorneys can use against you. After the stress of an accident, you may want to talk with friends for support. Keep these conversations private and off of social media. Privacy will benefit your claim in the long run.
Once you begin your claim process, you’ll quickly experience the complexities of the legal process and filing legal documents. When maximizing your claim, you want to avoid any mistakes throughout this process. Therefore, you should seek an experienced personal injury lawyer to guide you through the experience. Your attorney will also communicate and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf.
After filing your claim, you should carefully plan your next steps. Many factors impact the size of your claim, from evidence collection to social media posting. An experienced Nevada personal injury lawyer can guide you through this process.
Our team at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys can help you pursue your claim. You won’t pay any fees until and unless we win your case. Our lawyers will provide personalized attention as you go through the challenging experience of a personal injury case.
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