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Five Mistakes that Could Derail Your Personal Injury Case

If you are injured due to the negligence of another party, you should be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, treatment, lost wages, and other damages. However, what you do immediately following an accident has a tremendous bearing on the outcome of your case. Here are five mistakes that could completely derail your case and leave you with no compensation.

Delayed Reporting of Accidents

If you fail to report an accident when it happens, you are putting your right to compensation at risk. By reporting the accident right away, you are leaving a trail of documentation that shows that you were injured as you say you were. If you wait to report the accident, the other party could claim that you injured yourself in another way. Continue reading “Five Mistakes that Could Derail Your Personal Injury Case”

Avoiding Teen Accidents and What to Do When a Car Wreck Happens

There are few milestones that strike a parent’s heart with terror like a child getting their first driver’s license. When your baby is behind the wheel of a car, your imagination can come up with the worst case scenarios every time they leave the house. Teaching your children some simple habits will help avoid teen accidents. It is also important to teach them what to do if they are in a car accident.

Avoiding Teen Car Accidents

Most teen car accidents are caused by the teen driver not paying attention to the road. There are several things that you can teach your teens to help them avoid these types of accidents. For example, you can restrict the number of passengers your teen is allowed to have at one time. You may also want to restrict the ages of the passengers or limit passengers to siblings only.  Continue reading “Avoiding Teen Accidents and What to Do When a Car Wreck Happens”

Types of Medical Evidence You Will Need for Your Personal Injury Case

When it comes to personal injury cases, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff, or the person bringing the suit. Even if you end up settling out of court, you will need certain pieces of evidence to substantiate your claims in the case. Some of this evidence will be in the form of medical evidence. There are different types of medical evidence you will need, and some of the burden to gather this evidence will lie with you even if you hire an attorney to represent you. Here are some of the types of medical evidence you will need in your case.

Initial Examination and Diagnosis

You should visit a doctor, urgent care, or emergency room immediately after any accident, even if you don’t think that you have been injured. There are many latent or hard-to-detect injuries that will be revealed in a thorough examination. The earlier you have documentation of these injuries, the stronger your claim will be. You should get copies of your records from this initial examination and diagnosis. Continue reading “Types of Medical Evidence You Will Need for Your Personal Injury Case”

Why Medical Evidence Is Important to Personal Injury Cases

When you have a personal injury case, whether it is resulting from a car accident or other incident, there are a lot of pieces of evidence that you will need to back up your claims. You have the burden of proof to show that you sustained the injuries for which you are requesting compensation. In car accidents, this means that you must have evidence of the damages and injuries you sustained.

What Is Medical Evidence?

Medical evidence in personal injury cases often boils down to detailed medical records compiled and released by your medical providers. It can include records of any diagnosis and treatment that was a result of your accident. These records can contain information from the doctors you saw, both initially in the emergency room or urgent care as well as follow-up care, physical therapy treatment and notes, physical restrictions or limitations due to your injuries, and information from other health providers such as imaging experts or specialists. Continue reading “Why Medical Evidence Is Important to Personal Injury Cases”

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do for You?

If you have recently been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can and should hire a personal injury attorney to represent you. But why is it recommended to have an attorney? What exactly do they do for you? Here are just a few things they handle.

Gathering Evidence

Your personal injury lawyer will spend a lot of time and effort gathering evidence to back up your claims. They will be getting incident reports, police reports, medical records and bills, reports from your employer, and witness statements. Some of this information is easy to gather, while other information can take some time to complete.  Continue reading “What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do for You?”