When you suffer a serious injury through no fault of your own, it is natural to want to receive the maximum amount possible in a claim. You will need the funds to help you recover and pay for your living expenses during that period. Much will depend upon the nature of the injuries and your prognosis, but there are ways to help maximize your settlement amount. The first action involves hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your interests. A serious personal injury claim requires legal guidance, since it is easy to inadvertently damage your case and end up with less compensation on your own.
Good documentation is essential for claim maximization. If possible, take photos or videos of the accident scene, as well as your injuries, immediately. Obtain the contact information of any witnesses and file a police report. Personal injury covers all types of accidents. Even if you do not think you were badly hurt, seek medical attention immediately. Failure to seek prompt medical attention could lead the responsible party’s insurance to claim the injuries were not serious or that they did not result from the incident in question. Good records can support your injury claim. Keep receipts for all medical expenses, including transportation to and from health care providers. Personal injury attorneys can obtain police records and other crucial documents.
After a serious accident, the victim often hears from the at-fault party’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster makes what seems like a generous offer. Never agree to a settlement before consulting an attorney. Once a settlement amount is agreed upon, there is no going back. Keep in mind an insurance company is always trying to settle for as little as possible. That is part of their business structure.
A personal injury lawyer knows the fair amount of a settlement for the type of injuries suffered by a client based on their prognosis and individual circumstances. When a person is seriously injured, they often do not realize the length and extent of the recovery process, and sometimes full recovery will never occur. The lawyer discusses the fair settlement amount with the client and negotiates with the insurance company.
If you or a loved one was injured because of the actions or negligence of another party, then you need the services of the experienced Eatontown personal injury lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. We will hold the negligent party liable for your injuries so that you can focus on your recovery. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 732-493-9400 today.
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