Personal injuries are traumatic enough on their own, but they often bring with them a host of issues that are tough to handle by yourself. Expensive medical care, inability to work, inconvenience, and pain are all results of personal injuries that need to be accounted for. If your injury is the result of negligence on the part of another party, we can help you get the justice you deserve.
The first step is for your lawyer to determine that there was negligence at play that resulted in your injury. After that, you will be able to evaluate your legal options. Our goal is to ensure our clients don’t have to pay a penny out of pocket for medical care due to the negligence of someone else.
The Importance of Documentation
Documentation is very important if you have sustained an injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another individual. One major pitfall is failing to document your injuries.
For example, if you are involved in an accident at work, never make a statement that infers your injuries were minor. Rather, insist on filling out an accident report and inform your employer that you plan to seek medical advice.
Similarly, if your injury was sustained in an automobile accident, do not assume that you are unharmed merely because you feel no physical pain at the moment. Some injuries, including whiplash and certain types of back and head injuries, take several days to manifest. Therefore, contact law enforcement and ask them to complete an accident report at the scene.
If you are involved in a slip and fall accident on a commercial property, be sure to fill out an incident form as soon as possible. Forms of this kind can typically be obtained from the manager on duty.
Regardless of the nature of the incident, documenting your injuries in a timely manner is a crucial step, as memories can fade over time and the stress of the situation may affect your ability to recall essential details.
Here are a few examples of what constitutes a personal injury:
If you’re unsure whether your case qualifies as a personal injury, give our office a call and our staff will be happy to assist you.
We’ll start by meeting with you for a consultation to decide what your options are. Our lawyers will determine whether criminal negligence was at fault in your personal injury. Once we’ve decided to work together, we’ll get to work investigating your case. We look at all of the details, from your personal recollections to any police reports or other documentation available regarding the incident. This information will help us determine who was at fault in your injury. Once we’ve determined the parties at fault, we’ll take them to court.
If you’ve been injured and would like to discuss your legal options, call our office to set up a consultation today.