If you’ve been involved in an accident and it has caused you to suffer (financially, medically, and/or emotionally) you might be able to claim compensation.
Ensuring you get right amount of compensation for your case can be a complicated process, which is why it’s integral to find legal representation that specializes in this, and knows how to maximize your claim so you’re properly reimbursed. This is even more important if you’re going to need long-term medical care.
So how can you ensure you get what you deserve? Well your attorney will do the hard work, but you have to play your part too. Here are some tips:
- Make sure your accident is reported promptly and correctly – you need to report your accident to the relevant authority as soon as possible. This will help your case down the line. You should keep records of any communication you have with the authority in questions, as well as any paperwork. This may include an accident book at your workplace.
- Keep organized and gather evidence – If you’re involved in any accident you need to keep as organized as possible. As soon as the accident has taken place, write down as much as you can remember and take pictures with a timestamp. When you meet with your attorney you can provide them with sufficient evidence to work with.
- Seek professional medical treatment – You should do this as soon as you can. Injuries which become obvious post-accident should also be part of your claim if they’re related to the incident. Your claim will be reliant on sufficient medical records, so it’s very important you seek advice and keep the paperwork as well as your payment receipts. If you’re suffering tell your doctor, and any treatment you receive should be part of your claim.
- Cooperate with your attorney – As a client you need to cooperate with your attorney and try and provide them with all they need to build a strong case. Once you’ve met with your attorney and have agreed on how to proceed, it’s likely you won’t have a great deal of contact with them. That being said if they need clarification on a detail and contact you, the sooner you reply the better. Keep in touch regular basis so they can update you as and when it is needed.
If you’ve suffered as a result of another party and are looking into moving forward with a personal injury claim, contact the experts at Franco Firm .