If you have suffered an injury in a car accident or other accident, and someone else was at least partially at fault for that accident, then you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit against them. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we welcome your call to 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. You can also keep reading to get tips on how you can maximize your injury settlement.
Get All Your Bills Together
You are not likely to have great results if you estimate your economic damages without being able to back them up. Ask for copies of your full medical records. Keep copies of all medical bills. Do not forget to get copies of all treatment records from all your providers, whether labs, imaging centers, physical therapists, chiropractors, and others. Get medical information from all hospitals and physicians you visit. These bills will be necessary to ensure you are compensated for all of your economic damages.
Make Sure You Are Properly Diagnosed
It is also essential that you have documentation of the specific diagnosis you have received so that you can prove to your insurance adjuster what your damages are for. This may include copies of imaging results or x-rays, pre-accident images if you have them, and other documents as you have them available. If you have a history of injury, make sure your doctor addresses how your current injury has affected that past injury.
Determine Your Lost Wages
If you miss work due to an injury, you might be eligible to have your lost wages reimbursed. Note that even if you were able to get paid via personal time off, sick days, vacation, or another benefit, you are still entitled to be reimbursed for that lost benefit.
Keep a Record of Your Pain and Suffering
There is no question that pain and suffering are subjective and it is going to be up to you to prove to the insurance adjuster just how serious your pain and suffering is. Take notes every day about your pain, your injury, and how you are feeling emotionally. Write down your pain levels and list the medications you take daily.
Document all the ways the injury is negatively impacting your life. Is it making it difficult to sleep? Are you unable to take part in the activities you used to enjoy? Is it affecting your sex life? All of this can be compensated for in pain and suffering damages.
If you have been injured and you want to maximize your settlement, the best thing you can do is to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to negotiate for the best possible result. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.