What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

When you have a personal injury case, the last thing you want to worry about is how you will pay for your medical treatment and other costs relating to the injury. The stress of healing and treatment is more than enough for one to deal with. Having a good personal injury attorney to handle the insurance companies and entitled compensation will help you heal faster and without worry. Here’s what you need to look for in a personal injury attorney.

Free Consultation and Contingency

Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation, but not all. A free consultation gives the attorney the chance to hear about your case and make a decision about whether or not they can or will represent you. A good personal injury lawyer who believes you have a case will also work on contingency, which means that you pay nothing until you get a settlement or judgment in your favor. Continue reading “What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney”

3 Pieces of Evidence You Should Have for Any Personal Injury Case

If you have been injured by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury case or insurance claim. Regardless of the type of accident, you want to make sure that you have gathered some evidence to support your claims. Here are three pieces of evidence you should always be able to provide.

Medical Records

You will need to be able to provide your medical records relating to the incident. This includes your diagnosis and any treatment that was given. It should also include records of your treatment plan, including any long term physical therapy that may have been prescribed. The more information you can provide to prove the extent of your injuries and medical costs, the higher your compensation may be. Continue reading “3 Pieces of Evidence You Should Have for Any Personal Injury Case”

Common Compensation for Personal Injury Cases

When you have a personal injury case, you may not be aware of all of the compensation that you are entitled to. Every personal injury case is different, but there are four main types of compensation that are generally given for personal injury cases of all types. In order to make sure you are getting the compensation you deserve; it is important to speak to an attorney.

Medical Bills

You are probably aware that negligent parties or their insurance companies must compensate you for your related medical expenses, including prescriptions. However, you may not realize the extent of these expenses. In some cases, medical treatment will be ongoing past the time of settlement. It is important that you are compensated not just for your immediate medical bills, but also any ongoing treatment that you may require. Continue reading “Common Compensation for Personal Injury Cases”

The 3 Most Common Mistakes in Personal Injury Cases

Regardless of the circumstances of your personal injury case, there are several things you need to consider while the case is ongoing. These guidelines apply to auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other personal injury matters. While it is important to obtain a lawyer and follow their advice, there are several mistakes that many people make.

Talking About Your Case

You should not talk about your personal injury case with anyone other than your attorney. If the other party involved in the case tries to contact you, either directly or through an agent or attorney, you should refuse to talk to them and refer them to your attorney. Continue reading “The 3 Most Common Mistakes in Personal Injury Cases”

Important Information to Gather After Any Personal Injury Accident

When you are in an accident, the first thing you should be concerned with is your safety and health. Seeking medical treatment should be your first priority. Yet it is also extremely important that you gather as much information as possible about the accident and those involved. If possible, designate a person you can trust to gather this information for you while you focus on your physical needs.

The information you should gather for any personal injury accident is essentially the same, regardless of whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall injury, a dog bite injury, or an injury on the job. The number one cause for not getting compensation for your injuries is a lack of information and evidence of liability or negligence. Information gathering from the start will help you get the compensation you deserve.

Names of Witnesses and Parties

You should gather the names of as many witnesses as possible. At the minimum, you should note their name and phone number. You will also need to get the names and contact information for any parties involved in the accident. If it is a car accident, get the information for the other driver and passengers.

If it is a personal injury accident that occurred on a company’s premises, get the number of the corporate office, the name and title of the person who was present or assisted you, and the name and title of the manager on duty. For dog bite injuries, make sure you gather as much information about the pet as possible, such as name and breed, as well as the owner’s contact information. Continue reading “Important Information to Gather After Any Personal Injury Accident”