Essential Steps to Take After a Personal Injury

Written by on February 7, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments
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Have you been injured in an accident such as slip and fall, auto accident, burn injuries, or medical malpractice, to mention a few? Well, personal injuries can turn your life upside down in a blink of an eye, and while you might not be able to get back to how it was before the accident, you can protect your rights and receive compensation for the losses incurred.  With an experienced and reputable Newark personal injury lawyer, you stand a better chance to not only represent your interests but also receive better compensation from insurance companies. If you incur personal injury, or your relative or colleague is involved in an accident, among the immediate steps to take include.

Seek medical attention

Some injuries are not apparent, and while you could be filling little to no pain, their extent could be worse than you initially anticipate. You could have internal bleeding or head trauma that, if not immediately attended to, would lead to severe consequences, including death. Thorough medical attention, therefore, is an essential step that should be taken immediately to caution against significant injuries. What’s more, with immediate medical attention, you get detailed information to help with your injury case.

Contact authorities

Informing the police about the incident is your next step, now that you are a little calm. While in contact with authorities, ensure that you give a detailed description of the incident. It would help if you were as accurate as possible, noting that the report will be a part of the evidence used during the personal injury case.

Call your lawyer

Don’t make the mistake of talking to the insurance company or answer police questions without your lawyer. The police, for instance, will pressure you, and due to your inexperience, not to mention emotional attachment, you are likely to self-incriminates, reducing the chances of realizing successful outcomes. The insurance companies, on the other hand, are profit-making businesses. As they strive to reduce costs, they could offer an enticing offer to settle the case as fast as possible, compensation that could be far from the fair amount you deserve.

Your injury lawyer knows the pressure points, ensuring that they don’t fall for police traps. Moreover, with their experience and expertise, they can handle the police and ensure that no information that could hurt your case is volunteered. With their effective negotiation skills, your injury will also represent your interests to ensure that you receive better compensation not only on the apparent economic value but non-economic considerations as well, such as pain and emotional suffering, to mention a few.

Personal injury cases can be quite overwhelming, and doing it on your own could result in more stress affecting your recovery process. While you could be concerned about the charges, note that, to even the playfield, most personal injury lawyer services are on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay when you receive compensation. Don’t let the hassles of filing and following your injury case stress you; visit or call a reputable Newark personal injury lawyer and let them handle the heavy-lifting as you concentrate on recovery.

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