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Have You Sustained A Serious Injury? Attorneys Can Help You Win Your Case

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Have You Sustained A Serious Injury? Attorneys Can Help You Win Your Case
Accidents occur in the workplace, on the road, in the home, and in public places. Unfortunately, often times, these preventable accidents lead to a serious injury. Attorneys can help ease the burden by handling the nuances of your case, allowing you to focus on getting better and recovering after your injury. In the case where there has been a breach in the duty of care, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages, medical care, pain and suffering, and loss income as a result of their injury. If you suspect that negligence has resulted in you or your loved one being injured, there are a few important steps to take in order to preserve the validity of your claim.
 
In the case of a motor vehicle accident, make sure you take the following steps in a timely manner:
  • Report your accident to the local police. If police action is not necessary, report your incident to your local collision reporting centre.
  • Record the names and addresses of all witnesses near the scene of the accident.
  • Record the name of the other driver(s), the license plate of the vehicle in question, and the corresponding insurance information.
  • Seek medical attention immediately – this will provide tangible documentation of the nature and extent of your injury.
  • If possible, take pictures of your injury at the time of the accident.
  • Notify your insurance company as soon as practicably possible.
  • Notify your employer, school, or any other institutions that you may be affiliated to.
  • Record the names and contact information of the health care professionals that cared for you at the hospital or in the ambulance.
  • Keep the receipts for all expenses related to accident.
  • Contact your insurance provider to understand the benefits that you may be eligible to.
  • Contact an attorney that understands your rights and can act in your best interest.
Of course, like any situation, there are dos and don’ts. Sometimes, taking action or failing to take action can actually hurt your claim. One of the most common mistakes that plaintiffs make is that they prematurely make statements to their insurance company or adjuster without first seeking legal advice. Any information you provide to your insurance company with will be documented and used to build the validity of your case. Contact a legal professional before making any statements to the insurance company. Another common mistake that can hurt the validity of any claim is waiting to receive or avoiding medical help entirely. This can be used against you as evidence that your injury was not initially deemed to be serious.
 
If you have suffered a serious injury, hiring attorneys can be the difference in building a case that is valid with evidence that will hold up in the court of law. Once injured, report your accident to the local authorities and seek medical help immediately. Taking the appropriate steps and having tangible documentation is important when developing a case for damage awards and compensation.
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