Personal injury and claim filing can be daunting, especially when it comes to personal injury and claim-filing, it is always best to go through related proceedings through proper legal counsel. And the only way to do so is to be guided by a personal injury lawyer.
As you begin to understand what this claim entails, here are things you are to do when faced with personal injury.
What To Do About Personal Injury
1. Urgent Medical Care
This remains a standard even when you believe and/or see that your injuries are not “severe”. Injury severity plays no role here. No matter the type of injury, seek immediate medical attention. Do not delay.
Besides the fact that this is a crucial step to assess your injuries and/or present well-being, it holds much weight when it comes to presenting evidence that should implicate the offender. Not the other way around.
2. Call Your Lawyer
We want you to understand how important have a legal counsellor standing by your side as you go through this ordeal is. This is a matter beyond the physical, emotional, and mental turmoil your injuries have wrought. And we are, in no way, belittle these negative
3. Be Organized and Thorough with Documentation
The authorities, along with your legal team, will do their part in investigating the case. As for the latter, they will have contacts who can help make the investigation
and evidence collection be concluded without too many complications along the way.
That being said, it is still your responsibility to collect as many supporting documents as you can, pertaining to your injury. Note that the injury itself is not the only factor at play here. How it has affected your way of life, your capacity to work, being able to socialize and spend time with your loved ones, possible career developments that are at the offing prior to the accident, etc.
4. Be Present
This is more of an advantage to you, besides the technicalities surrounding it. Be present in every investigation, discussion, negotiation, and meeting. That, whether with the accused and his or her representatives, with witnesses and with law enforcement officials.
It will be easier for you to follow the judicial proceedings, and the processes before any court appearance and/or decision. It is also a practical way for your to validate or invalidate information accordingly.
5. Ask for Clarity About Compensation
The details about compensation will be included in the files to be given to your legal advisor. However, it will be in your best interest to have the defendant and/or insurer provide you with a brief on the coverage of what they are willing to offer.
Therapy is another small portion of the whole as well. Count damage to property, damage to reputation, emotion and mental distress, incapacity to accomplish work and other tasks as you did sans your injury, etc.
Our Take on the Matter
Your best ally at this point in time, and within the context of filing a personal injury claim, is your lawyer. Whether in court appearance or in discussions, always have your legal team at your side. Always heed their advice before taking any step and/or making any decision pertaining to your claim.