After being involved in a serious car accident, I really believed that my insurance company would take care of everything. It wasn't until I finally received their settlement offer that I realized they were not on my side at all. This is when I got wise and consulted a personal injury lawyer. It was the best decision I could have made. Thanks to my attorney, not only did I learn a lot about personal injury law, but I actually got the compensation that I needed and deserved. I made a lot of mistakes after my accident, but I also learned a lot along the way. It is my hope that this blog will allow other accident victims to learn from common mistakes and get the information they need to be successful in their own personal injury claims.
Being injured in an accident is not fun. It can cause pain and suffering. However, trying to mess around with insurance companies and those involved in the accident may be even more painful. This can be a very difficult process to get what you deserve from the insurance companies or from the party at fault. In order to make sure that you are getting the financial compensation that you deserve to take care of your medical bills and other expenses, it may be expedient to hire a personal injury attorney. They will help work you work with the insurance companies and even go to trial with you if necessary. In order to make sure that your experience with your attorney goes as smoothly as possible, you will want to be prepared to provide your attorney with the following.
1. Evidence and Witnesses. Your attorney will want to see the evidence of the case and any potential witnesses. You should make sure to gather this information right after the accident. If you fall and slip on an icy sidewalk. For example, you may want to take a picture of the sidewalk as evidence of the accident. If there were people around when the accident occurred, get the name and contact information so that you can reach out to them. This evidence and the witnesses will go a long way in helping your case.
2. Police Report. When you have an accident, you will also want to file a police report or an incident report. This will be the official report that can substantiate and corroborate your story. Your attorney will use this as a basis for your case. It is one of the major factors in determining who may be at fault.
3. Meticulous Record. Your attorney will also want records of injuries, receipts and detailed written accounts of exactly what happened in the accident and since the accident occurred. By taking these meticulous notes and keeping good records, your attorney, one like Dennis M. Walters, PC, will be able to help determine a monetary value that you should be compensated for your accident.
By making sure that you have evidence, police reports, and clean and meticulous records, you will be a lot more likely to have a solid case and your attorney will be better equipped to get you what you deserve. The process will be a lot more smooth and you can focus more on getting healthy and recovering from your injury.Share