Every year, there are thousands of citizens who get injured during an auto accident due to their own negligence, or negligence of a fellow driver. Auto accidents can be a catastrophe for individuals and their families, while causing severe damage to vehicles. When a driver is hit from the behind, or through a driver’s negligence, the Code of Civil Procedure requires all claims to be filed within two and five years.
A skilled personal injury attorney will provide you with the support needed to communicate effectively with the insurance company of other driver, help collect necessary evidence to seek claims, organize all your medical bills, present evidence about the extent of damage and negotiate a fair compensation with either the employer, or those involved in the accident. To maximize the claims related to personal injuries, a driver can look forward to the following tips:
Collecting Accident Information
When possible, information about the accident should be immediately collected, which involves collecting contact information about witness and others involved in the accident, any law enforcement officer that were present, the location of the accident, the insurance company and claims processor of other drivers, images of your injuries and the accident scene and any documentation or receipts paid to travel to a hospital. This information is used by personal injury attorneys to build your compensation claim. As per the tort liability, the party seeking claims should be at a minimum fault than the compensator.
Refuse Immediate Compensation
When an accident happens, a driver may try to pay for damages before official claims are processed. It may be lower than what you may officially be entitled to. Rather than taking any compensation, you should go to a repair shop or mechanic and get a proper estimate of the damages done. If the automobile in question was used for official work purposes, compensation may involve loss of livelihood and future wages.
Seek Extended Medical Help
It is important to continue receiving medical help until fully recovered. There is a potential risk of traumatic brain injuries and post-accident stress that may need extended attention. Because physical therapy costs may increase in case of a traumatic injury, it is important to make it a part of your claims process for maximum compensation.
If you wish to seek further information about personal injuries related to auto accidents, schedule a consultation session by contacting the team at Law Offices of John V. O’Connor at 262-671-1685 to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer.