Personal injury claims sound intimidating. You have to deal with insurance companies. You have to deal with lawyers. You have to deal with people who may challenge the fact that you are injured.
Actually, the fact of the matter is that when you have been injured in an accident caused by another person or organization’s carelessness or negligence, you have a right to seek compensation to pay for the injuries you have suffered, as well as other damages. It is your right under the law.
While you do not have to have a lawyer represent you in a personal injury case, an attorney can help you understand your rights and what to expect from the insurance company with which you are dealing. A personal injury lawyer’s job is to represent people dealing with injuries caused by negligence. A personal injury attorney will protect your rights rather than seek to close your claim as soon as possible, before you are fully recovered.
When you are handling a claim, you will need to make sure that your medical treatment and all accident-related costs are documented. The insurance company or the lawyer who represents you will need access to all these records. It’s also a good idea to document as much as possible what happened at the accident scene. Make sure to track your own recovery on a calendar. If you suffered bruises, take photographs because these can help your case. If there is video footage of what happened, see if you can get a hold of that, too.
Also note how the injuries have impacted your life. Can you work at the same level? Are you having trouble in certain areas of your life as a result? Is there trauma remaining? Have you had to miss work for treatment? Keep notes on all of this, because the other insured’s insurance company is generally expected to pay these costs.
If you retain a personal injury lawyer, the attorney’s job is to build a strong case demonstrating fault that led to your injuries.
And don’t be in too much of a hurry to close your claim. Sometimes, recovery takes longer than you think. The medical treatment for even a soft tissue injury can go on for many months or longer.
Personal Injury Claim Questions? Contact the Weber & Nierenberg Law Firm
The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are experienced in protecting the rights of people injured in car, bike, bus, pedestrian and other types of motor vehicle accidents. Our law firm represents clients throughout the Northern California and San Francisco Bay Area. We will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses. Call 866-288-6010 today.
We represent clients in personal injury cases on a contingency basis; you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.