If you were injured and plan to file a personal injury claim, you should continue reading. The key to building a successful personal injury case is being fully prepared for any possible outcome along the way.
Here at The Advocates, our personal injury attorneys will guide you through the aftermath of an being injured due to someone else’s negligence. Even though the legal claims process can feel overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of personal injury law and have the experience you will need to build a strong legal case.
While no two personal injury cases are exactly the same, the following article outlines 5 steps every injury victim should take so that your injury claim has the best chance of success.
What Steps Can Help Strengthen Your Legal Claim?
Much of the personal injury claims process is time sensitive, so it’s important that you start taking the steps necessary as soon as possible. These steps include:
1. Speak With an Experienced Attorney Right Away
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you will need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Once you contact The Advocates, we will work diligently to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses in a timely manner.
Being injured by another person can cause a range of issues for everyone involved, including you and your family. While you focus on recovering, our attorneys will fight for fair settlement to help cover your medical bills, lost wages and any other damages from your accident.
2. Only Speak to Your Attorney About Your Case
This is one of the most important steps you can take to help strengthen your legal claim. Whether you’ve been contacted by an insurance adjuster or simply have questions about your case, you should keep all communication about your personal injury case between you and your attorney.
Oftentimes, insurance companies will contact you about information regarding your accident. Speaking to insurance without your attorney present, if at all, can seriously impact the outcome of your case.
3. Don’t Post About Your Claim on Social Media
We can’t stress this one enough. Defense attorneys and insurance companies are trained to look at your social media accounts and potentially misinterpret anything you say about your injuries online.
The at-fault party’s legal team will look for any reason to diminish the seriousness of your case. Put simply, don’t post on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
4. Continue Visiting Your Doctor
If you were injured by another person, you should continue going to your medical appointments. Going to these visits will help strengthen your legal claim and prove that your injuries are serious. However, if you stop going to your appointments, the party responsible for your injuries will hold this against you and insurance will likely offer the lowest compensation amount, knowing that you haven’t been receiving treatment.
5. Fight for Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
It’s a very common tactic for insurance companies to offer the lowest settlement amount for an accident victim’s injuries. Our attorneys won’t settle for less and neither should you. We encourage you to fight for full compensation for your injuries and losses.
When working with The Advocates, you can receive up to 3x more in compensation than without the legal experience of our law firm. Get your free consultation today and we’ll help you retrieve the recovery you are owed. Don’t wait. Contact our attorneys at 307-271-8467 or use the chat form fill on our homepage.