You might choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual who caused your injuries if you were hurt in a vehicle accident or another accident and that person was at least partially to blame. Calling The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to schedule a free legal consultation is always welcome. To learn more about ways to increase your injury settlement, keep reading.
Assemble all of your bills
If you estimate your economic damages without being able to support them, your chances of success are low. Request copies of your complete medical history. A copy of each medical bill should be kept. Don't forget to request copies of all of your providers' treatment records, including labs, imaging facilities, physical therapists, chiropractors, and others.
Request medical information from every hospital and doctor you see. To make sure you are compensated for all of your economic losses, you will need to pay these invoices.
Make sure you get a correct diagnosis
Additionally, you must have proof of the precise diagnosis you obtained in order to show your insurance adjuster what your losses are for. This could include copies of x-ray or imaging results, any pre-accident photos you may have, and any other documentation you might have on hand. Make sure your doctor discusses how your current injury has affected any prior injuries if you have a history of them.
Calculate your lost salary
You might be able to get your missed pay paid if an injury prevents you from working. Remember that you are still entitled to compensation for missing benefits even if you were able to receive payment through personal time off, sick days, vacation, or another benefit.
Record your pain and suffering in writing
There is no denying that subjective concepts like pain and suffering exist, thus it will be up to you to convince the insurance adjuster of how severe your pain and suffering actually are. Make a daily note of your discomfort, your injuries, and your emotional state. List the medications you take each day along with the intensity of your discomfort.
Keep a list of all the ways the injury has harmed your life. Does it make it hard to get to sleep? Are you unable to engage in the hobbies you once loved? How does it impact your sexual life? Damages for pain and suffering can cover all of this.
The best thing you can do if you have been injured and want to increase your compensation is to engage with a skilled personal injury attorney who knows how to negotiate for the best outcome. For a free legal consultation, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right away.