Step one: you get hurt.
Step two: you realize you were hurt because of someone’s carelessness, recklessness or negligence.
Step three: you make a personal injury claim.
Step four: you get the full compensation you are entitled to for medical costs, pain and suffering, property damage, lost earnings and other damages.
Simple, right? Not so much.
Personal injury claims have the potential be extremely complicated. Mistakes made throughout the process can have a lasting effect if they result in an injury survivor going without the resources he or she needs to make as full a recovery as possible.
How can you avoid making a costly mistake? First, it is crucial to have a proven personal injury lawyer looking out for your interests and guiding your claim through the process. It’s also important to:
- Stay silent. This isn’t just a tactic in criminal cases. Speaking to the negligent party or their insurance company is not in your best interest. Things you say now can be used to deny you financial compensation in the future.
- Get medical treatment. Now is not the time to tough it out; you need to have your injuries and treatment documented. An attorney can help you get treatment if you are concerned about the financial implications due to a lack of health insurance.
- Act quickly. The sooner you put an attorney on your side, the sooner you’ll have someone looking out for you and only you during your time of need. Contact us for your free consultation to get started.