Four Parts of a Personal Injury Case – Are You Up to the Task?
If you are a personal injury lawyer, or you have one in your immediate family, stop reading now. However, if you’ve been injured in an accident of any kind, there are four things you need to do to protect yourself and maximize your chance of getting the most compensation you can for your injuries.
- Evidence: Sounds simple but when you are the victim of an accident, it’s quite likely you are focused on the emotional side of the incident.Who got hurt? What happened to the car or your property? Others who are nearby aren’t taking in the scene from your vantage point. This is why it’s critical to get the names and contact information for all witnesses. Take photos of everything; if you can’t physically take photos, ask anyone around to snap some and send them to you.
- Don’t Play Doctor: Especially when it comes to car accidents, injuries don’t always present themselves immediately. Get checked out. Demand everyone involved in the accident get medical attention right away. And, follow doctors’ orders; it could mean the difference in a settlement figure.
- Settlement: It won’t be long before the responsible party’s insurance carrier, or the person themselves, contacts you with a settlement offer. They will want to limit liability. Do not give any information and don’t accept a settlement offer until you understand the full extent of your injuries and what you may be entitled to receive.
- Contact a skilled personal injury lawyer: When you call Sheffit & Dvorin, we will review your evidence, police reports, medical findings and any settlement offers. We will represent you tirelessly to ensure no one takes advantage of you and that you get maximum compensation for your injuries.
We stand up to insurance companies and we know the laws that protect people injured in accidents. We know that the vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court and we are skilled negotiators who will fight for your rights.
The consultation is free and we work on contingency. That means you don’t pay if we don’t recover damages on your behalf. Contact Sheffit & Dvorin today and tell us how you got injured; we can help.