It’s easy to make a mistake when applying for a personal injury claim after an accident. You may be confused, worried, and anxious, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and make a mistake that could cost you quite a bit of money as you apply for compensation after the accident.
Completing your personal injury claim accurately may be difficult after you’ve experienced a traumatic event, so it’s vitally important that you speak to a skilled attorney as soon as you’re able to after the accident. Learn more about the process.
Let’s review some tips for a successful claim:
Comprehensively document any and all injuries.
If you’ve experienced an injury from a traffic accident, it’s tough to think clearly and remember the details of what you’ve just been through.
This makes it especially important to reach out to the authorities immediately. It makes it easier to provide details about the incident and any evidence that you have. This is especially true if you’ve experienced a head injury.
The official reports can also provide you with the necessary documentation that you may later need for your claim.
If you’re able to, take pictures of the accident at the scene and email them to yourself, along with the details and insurance information for the other party involved. This way, you’ll have copies of everything backed up to your email account.
Journal the emotional impact that the accident has had on you.
If you feel as if you’re dealing with psychological or physical damage after an accident, be sure to keep a detailed diary about how you’re feeling and how you’ve been impacted by the incident in your day-to-day life.
This is important, even if you feel that the way that you’re feeling is insignificant. Also, be sure to keep your doctor up to date so that you have medical records to back everything up.
You’ll need documentation with photographs of your injuries if possible, as well as the names and contact information of any witnesses. The more detail that you provide, the better your chances of a successful compensation claim.
Don’t make the mistake of settling your claim too soon.
While it may be tempting to accept the settlement immediately, it’s crucial that you speak to a personal injury attorney first.
You want to avoid settling your claim until you’ve received full treatment, including psychotherapy, any surgery that is required, and any physical therapy that is needed after the surgery so that you know how much the bills will be for all of the necessary treatment.
A skilled personal injury lawyer will be familiar with how insurance companies prevent you from getting the best compensation possible and can help you get the treatment you deserve, as well as the compensation you’ll need.
Seek one of our personal injury solicitors, who can review your case to see if you’re entitled to more compensation than you’ve been offered.
Keep a Record of Your Financial Losses
A way to ensure a successful claim is to make sure that you’ve kept notes of all of the expenses that have occurred due to your accident.
Our firm understands how important it is not to undervalue your claim.
Be sure to keep all of your receipts, even if they’re just from a friend or relative but related to the incident, and pass them on to your lawyer for documentation.
Even relatively small costs like parking receipts or takeout food can count towards your compensation package.
We’ll work with our specialized personal injury calculator to estimate the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to as a result of your accident.