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”

How to Get Compensation After a Dog Bite Injury

Sometimes, even the most well-meaning dog owners miss cues from their pet that something terrible is about to happen. Unfortunately, this could mean you end up with a dog bite injury that leaves you financially strained and in pain. If you’ve been the victim of a dog bite injury in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the attorneys at the Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates are here to help you litigate your personal injury case.

Immediately Following a Dog Bite

If you are bitten by a dog, it’s important to handle the situation with your future in mind. Following the below steps will help ensure you get compensation for your suffering:

Seek medical attention first. Depending on severity and location, a dog bite injury can cause serious bleeding or infection at the site of the wound.

Get the owner’s information. In most cases, the pet owner is responsible for a dog bite injury. Get as much contact information from them as possible following your incident.

Take photos. Photograph your wound, the dog, the area in which the incident occurred, and any witnesses who may have seen it occur. These photos will serve as evidence in your personal injury case.

Call authorities. Completing a report with local law enforcement further confirms your personal injury due to another person’s negligence. If you have been bitten by a stray dog, there is a possibility of rabies transmission. Your local animal control center can assist you in stray dog attacks. Continue reading “How to Get Compensation After a Dog Bite Injury”