I've Been Seriously Injured. Now What?
Personal injury can happen anywhere -- the highway, a grocery store, anywhere -- and when it strikes due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may suddenly find yourself stuck with a stack of medical bills and a disturbing lack of paychecks in your bank account.
There are a few things you need to know if you find yourself in this situation. Let’s discuss the considerations of personal injury and what to do if an injury happens to you.
Understand that You Have a Fight on Your Hands
The person who is responsible for your injury, their attorney, and/or their insurance company doesn’t want to pay you. At the very least, they don’t want to pay you as much as you deserve. Getting the compensation you’re entitled to requires the willingness to fight for it -- and, if you want the most success possible, you’ll need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Don’t Talk to Insurance Companies
It’s amazing how quickly the other side’s insurance company will try to settle with you after the accident. The problem is, any settlement they offer you is probably far less than what you could get with the help of an attorney. Don’t say anything to them -- they are simply trying to get away with paying you less before you have had a chance to find out the full extent of your injuries.
Do Your Homework -- Immediately
Don’t wait to start documenting medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more after your accident. Keeping track of the details in the immediate aftermath could pay off big later on. Keep up with all your communications about the accident, too, in case that paper trail proves useful in the investigation.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Can HelpBecause the burden of proof is on you, it helps immensely to have a personal injury lawyer who’s well-versed in cases like yours helping you gather evidence and win compensation. When you’re on your own, fighting for the maximum settlement can be a daunting task -- but when you work with Hare Wynn, you can benefit from our experienced team. Contact us for a free consultation today!