If you are injured in an accident in which someone else was at fault, then you might eventually need to file a personal injury case. In order to maximize the compensation you deserve, read this simple how-to guide. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation from an experienced personal injury law firm.
To begin, get medical help for your injuries.
When you’ve suffered a personal injury, you may need to move swiftly to address your medical requirements. If the injury is serious, contact 911 or have someone take you to the nearest emergency facility. Even if you think you’re fine, it’s a good idea to get checked out by a doctor to make sure you don’t have any internal injuries or other problems that might cause problems later.
Seeking medical care as soon as possible after an injury not only ensures the greatest physical and mental recovery possible. It also aids in the documentation of your injuries and can assist in the beginning of the paperwork trail that may be necessary to prove that the damage was caused by a specific incident or accident.
Gather papers, reports, facts, and photographs to support your claim
Evidence is crucial in every personal injury case or settlement, and it should be gathered as quickly as possible. As time passes, you and others may forget important details about the incident, and the evidence itself may be lost.
While your personal injury attorney will assist you in gathering evidence, you should begin even before you employ one. If at all feasible, at the scene of an injury-causing accident or event take photographs and video to capture what occurred (if you’re badly hurt, don’t try to do this yourself. If you can, have someone you trust take pictures and video for you).
Obtain the contact information of any witnesses who may have witnessed the event and talk with them as soon as possible after the occurrence to obtain their testimonies on what they witnessed. Collect and arrange papers and records such as insurance letters, medical records, police reports, and anybody else’s name and insurance information.
Hire a personal injury attorney
The majority of personal injury lawyers provide free consultations. They do this in part because they must determine whether or not to take your case, just as you must decide whether or not to hire them. A consultation allows them to learn more about your case so that they can determine if it is worth their time or something they can effectively fight for.
To get started, we recommend contacting The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. This can help you recover maximum compensation. Remember that there is a statute of limitations so don’t wait – call us now.