Ensure a Strong Personal Injury Case
To ensure a strong personal injury case, there are several things that you need to do. Our experienced New York personal injury attorneys offer you advice and warnings they learned after years and years of handling cases just like yours.
Ensure a Strong Personal Injury Case | Get Medical Attention
The very first thing you should do after an accident, regardless of the cause, is seek medical attention. If your life is possibly in danger, and you’re extremely injured, you need to get onto an ambulance and get to the ER. Medical attention is a top priority. If you do not need the ambulance, you have to seek medical attention very shortly after the accident. Do not wait. These injuries can be aggravated and get worse if they are left untreated. It is also a benefit to your claim when you go to the doctor. You can get your injuries documented and treated which all go into determining the value of your claim. The honest truth is that, the worse your injuries are the more they cost you, the more your claim is worth. This shouldn’t be construed as anyone wanting their injuries to be worse so they can get more compensation. This is our way of ensuring you that if you are struggling financially and physically, we’re going to fight to get you a big compensation award.
Ensure a Strong Personal Injury Case | Collect Evidence
Your next step that is vital to your case is collecting evidence. You can do this in a few ways. Following the accident, getting police on the scene to put this on their records and collect information is key. You can also do your own collection. Take the names and numbers from all witnesses. Get the name, number, and insurance information from the negligent party. Lastly, take photos and videos of the scene. Take as many as you can. They will be great evidence for us when we approach the insurance company and ask for compensation.
Ensure a Strong Personal Injury Case | Avoid Insurance Adjusters
With the insurance company in mind, it is important to know something about how they work. They have no intention to pay you what you deserve. It is their job to give you as little as possible. Sometimes that means trying to deny the case altogether. A step you need to take is not necessarily something you’re going to do. It is something you will try not to do. You don’t want to talk to the insurance company. They are going to try to ask you questions that will make you seem at fault for the accident, and keep you from getting compensation. The way compensation works in New York is that if you are found to be at fault for the accident, your award will be reduced by the percent of fault you are found at. The insurance company knows this and they will do what they can to reduce or eliminate your payment.
Ensure a Strong Personal Injury Case | Hire an Attorney
Your last step is going to be to hire a New York personal injury attorney. They will help you to accomplish all the steps that you need to get done. They will become your legal safeguard. You can tell the insurance company that you have acquired legal representation and if they have any questions about the accident, they can call your attorney. Having an attorney is not always necessary, but it is almost guaranteed that you will be getting more compensation if you have an attorney to help you through the process. Please call our office today to set up a free consultation.