After being involved in an auto accident, you may file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for sustained injuries. Adequate compensation is a crucial element in ensuring a full recovery, especially when injuries are severe.
Every move you make after the accident is essential. There are things you should avoid, along with things you should make sure you do to have a successful claim and maximize your payout. Although working with an attorney is always the most beneficial way to ensure the best outcomes for your case, here are a few things you should do to maximize your compensation:
Once you take a few hours to process the initial shock of the accident, you should set aside the time to write down everything you can remember while the event is still fresh in your mind. This will avoid forgetting helpful information over time as your memory of the accident fades.
Also, be sure to get photographs of the accident. Capture images of your vehicles, the other vehicle involved, the entire scene of the accident (multiple), and anything else that would benefit the case.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
How soon a doctor examines you can benefit your health and the strength of your case. Getting prompt treatment will help build a record of the injuries, pain, and suffering you are facing due to the accident. If you can, journal your recovery process. It should include symptoms, medications taken, and thoughts and feelings. These details will also help better determine a fair compensation amount.
Don't Accept Settlement Offers Without Speaking to an Attorney
Insurance companies often try to offer unfair settlements to close the case and save them money. Accepting low ball rates can be detrimental to your recovery process and leave you paying for expenses out of pocket. Before considering accepting an offer, talk to your attorney to ensure you understand every aspect of the offered settlement amount.
Work With A Skilled Professional
Filing personal injury claims after accidents can be very challenging. Submitting a claim can be tedious, and one mishap can lead to minimized or delayed payout amounts. After an accident, you should be focused on a full and healthy recovery, not the legal issues associated with your accident. Working with a lawyer will ensure you have the best case outcome and give you the time you need to heal.
Here at Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm, we have a team of trusted attorneys who are dedicated to our clients’ success. We understand the challenges that come after being in an accident and want to make it easy for you. Let us be your advocate— we want to help.
Contact us today at (763) 292-2102 or visit us online to schedule your free case review with a member of our team.