How Soon Should I Seek Medical Attention After An Accident?
The most important thing you can do after being injured in an accident is to seek medical attention as soon as possible. In some cases, you may initially feel uninjured, but symptoms can and often do appear days or even weeks after an accident. Some of these symptoms may include pain in a particular body area, headaches, general discomfort, sleeplessness, dizziness, and numbness. Getting medical attention quickly is not only best for your health, but it can also strengthen your personal injury claim. Although there is no cut-off date by which you must seek medical attention, waiting several days or weeks after the accident will make it harder to prove that your injuries were the result of the accident, which could weaken your case.
How Important Are Evidence And Witnesses In A Personal Injury Case?
Evidence and witnesses are extremely important in a personal injury case. To get the best result on your personal injury case, we will gather, identify, and catalogue all of the relevant information. Preserving evidence of the other party’s negligence or recklessness is a vital part of the process. The quality and quantity of the evidence in your case can be the difference between an average personal injury settlement and a substantial one. To be the most effective, the evidence must clearly show that the actions or omissions of the at-fault party were the proximate cause of your injuries. Without this proof, the claim will be much weaker. Claims adjusters and insurance companies will not offer you any settlement unless they see tangible evidence that their insured party was responsible for your injuries and that the medical treatment you received was directly related. Even then, you should not expect a fair settlement offer unless you have an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney on your side.
The insurance company will most likely lowball you if you are unrepresented or do not have an experienced, effective personal injury attorney. To ensure the best result, physical evidence should be separated, identified, and marked as exhibits in support of your claim. Some examples of evidence include witness statements, photographs, medical records, torn and bloody clothing, police and incident reports, public records, and of course, your own testimony of the accident.
Preserving this evidence oftentimes requires extensive work, and some accident situations can present a challenge. For instance, if you are severely injured in a car collision, you will not be able to take photographs of the scene yourself. Or, if you slip and fall at a store, the store may not voluntarily give you the security camera footage of the incident. Moreover, once the evidence is obtained, your attorney should organize it logically for easy access and present it to the claims adjuster in the most effective and persuasive way possible.
What Sets Your Firm Apart In Handling Personal Injury Claims?
Sahn Law Firm – Attorneys at Law will fight tooth and nail for you during your entire case. We have battled almost every insurance company out there with very successful results. We truly have our clients’ best interests at heart, and everything we do during the representation reflects that. As a smaller, boutique law firm, we treat each and every client with respect and integrity throughout the process. For some of the larger personal injury law firms, a client’s case could easily get lost in a shuffle and not receive the attention it deserves. We at Sahn Law Firm – Attorneys at Law pride ourselves on providing excellent client service from the moment we are hired until the case is over. Furthermore, we never collect any fee unless we win the case for you.
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