Making a Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, it can be truly devastating and frustrating. The experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Krause & Glassmith handle all kinds of personal injury cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and dog bites. Here is some important information on making a personal injury claim.
Making a Personal Injury Claim | Seek 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 goes 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.
Making a Personal Injury Claim | 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.
Making a Personal Injury Claim | Hire an Attorney
Your last step is going to be to hire an 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.
If you need assistance making a personal injury claim, call our experienced New York personal injury attorneys today to set up a free consultation.