Placeholder Replace 51

How to Increase Your Odds of Success in Your Personal Injury Claim

Most personal injury claims are resolved by settlement. If your goal is to maximize the amount you receive, you should work with an attorney who is knowledgeable on all of the aspects of a personal injury claim. That may include proving liability, calculating damages, and creating a settlement strategy for your claim. The guidance of a lawyer will help increase your chances of success. Injury lawyers can also help deal with insurance companies and opposing counsel. The guide below will help ensure you are prepared for your personal injury claim.

Look for Medical Attention Immediately:

Make sure to get medical attention immediately after the crash. For starters, this is essential for your health and wellbeing which ought to be a top priority for you. Additionally, ensuring that you obtain prompt medical attention will help prevent the party who caused your injury from defending against your personal injury claim. If you fail to obtain prompt medical attention, the responsible party might downplay your injury or claim that it was caused by some other intervening accident. They may also argue that your injuries were aggravated due to the delay and that they aren’t responsible.

Submit a Police Report:

Anytime you are hurt due to someone else’s actions, make sure that you report the incident to the police and obtain a copy of the police report. Police reports serve as useful evidence of the event. They also certify that a citation was issued if any party violated a law or regulation. This establishes important evidence of a party’s fault. A police report will also document the names and contact information of witnesses. If you are unable to secure a police report, be sure that you collect the contact information for any witnesses.

Watch What You Say:

Bear in mind that what you say to any other parties involved in the accident can be used against you. This is also true with respect to any statements made to police officers after an accident. Try your absolute best to avoid making statements that may attribute fault and stay clear of making statements about anything that you aren’t actually aren’t sure of. For instance, avoid saying something like “I didn’t see her coming or i wasn’t paying attention”. In addition to that, be mindful of what you say on social media as social media posts are increasingly being used as evidence in personal injury claims and lawsuits.

Carefully Read and Document All Paperwork:

Every shred of paper that in any way relates to your accident may become crucial at a later stage in your personal injury claim. This includes medical bills, medical records, property damage estimates, letters, police reports, witness statements, etc. All of the aforementioned documents can be used to bolster your personal injury claim or prove damages. It is important to establish a reliable and organized filing system to keep track of these documents. Your lawyer will want to perform a thorough review of all documentation as they create a strategy for your personal injury claim.

Speak with a Miami Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, you may have a right to seek compensation for your losses. The Law Offices of Suarez & Montero Car Accident Attorneys is a personal injury law firm with locations in Miami and Broward. A personal injury claim can seek funds that cover medical expenses, lost income and other damages. The car accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero can help those of you who would like to pursue a car accident claim. To discuss how we can assist you, call us or contact us online. We encourage you to learn more about and the successes our attorneys have had on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injury in accidents involving vehicles. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review your case and help you understand your legal options.