When you are hurt in an accident that you did not cause, it can be quite upsetting. You may be forced to take time off of work. Your injuries could be keeping you from doing anything you enjoy. Our Long Island injury lawyer has experience getting justice for injured victims. The following are personal injury claim tips for a successful settlement.
When you follow these tips, you are far more likely to see a successful outcome in your case. Please keep reading to learn about personal injury cases and then give us a call to set up a free consultation.
Collecting Evidence for Your Claim
Whether you were in a car wreck, or you slipped at a grocery store, there will be a good deal of evidence left in the aftermath. This is going to be important for you to have some record of so that we can use it later to prove your case.
Evidence collection can involve taking photos and videos of the scene, taking care to get each angle of the scene.
Collecting evidence might mean making an accident report. For instance, at a grocery store, if you call on a store manager to report the accident, you can ask for a copy for your records. This should include details of what you slipped or tripped on as well as the injuries you suspect that you have.
Lastly, particularly for auto accidents, if there are witnesses, you should try to get their contact information so that we can get a statement from them later on. This can help us fight against the liable party.
Getting Immediate Medical Attention
There is not much to an injury case without you having received treatment for an injury. If you were at a wedding, for example, and you tripped down the stairs because of loose carpeting, you might end up with broken bones.
If you went home after the incident and never went to a hospital to get an x-ray, it will be difficult to prove that you had been hurt in the accident. Not only will it be hard to prove your injuries, leaving them untreated can be dangerous.
You might end up with issues in the future if you do not get immediate medical attention. We strongly urge you to get to a doctor immediately after you have been hurt.
Do Not Speak to the Insurance Company
You might be eager to get this case going. We always encourage you to move quickly, as your statute of limitations gives you three years from the date of the accident to file your claim. You do not have limitless time for your personal injury claim. However, take caution in the actions you take to speed up your claim.
You do not want to talk to the liable party’s insurance company. They are going to be trying to get you to say something on record that would allow them to pin this accident on you. That would mean that you do not end up with the compensation that you deserve. They try to convince you to talk to them so that the case results quicker. However, quicker does not always mean better.
Let your lawyers handle all of this communication.
Call Our Long Island Injury Lawyer Today
When you are ready to file a personal injury claim, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to set up a free consultation. We are here to fight for your justice.