When you’re injured because of the negligence of another you may be entitled to compensation; however, you should protect yourself by following the steps necessary to ensure your case will be strong enough it can’t lose. A personal injury lawyer is the kind of attorney you’ll need to seek. Hale Injury Law here in Henderson can help you with what you need up to beginning and handling a case for you, but you need to help them help you in the start.
Once an individual involved in an accident has obtained necessary medical care, they should consider gathering the evidence they need to protect their claim. Because much of your evidence can be compromised, lost, or destroyed it is very important to preserve and duplicate this critical information as soon as possible. In order to receive any compensation, let alone just compensation, a personal injury lawyer must be able to prove fault or “liability”. So, naturally, you need to help provide the facts since your attorney wasn’t at the scene of the accident.
What, Where, Who, and When?
If the police don’t come to investigate the scene and write a report, it’s up to you to make sure you have the information you need before the person responsible for the accident leaves the scene. One thing you can do is obtain the contact information from any other parties involved in the accident, this could include witnesses. Some of the important information includes information from insurance, driver’s licenses, photos of the vehicles ,and the corresponding descriptions, involved in the accident and the surrounding areas if there are markings on street or any damage to structures around the accident, a picture of their license plate, and basic contact information.
Should you be fortunate enough to have the police come to the scene and investigate the accident, make sure you obtain a copy of the incident report, this will have the corresponding police report number listed on the top of the report. You can take this with you to your first appointment with your attorney.
Once you are working with an attorney, they will assist you with gathering additional information with regard to your case. They will work with you to ensure all damages are accounted for so that you are compensated for your injury. These damages include property damage, medical expenses along with pain and suffering. Communication with your attorney and their law office is critical to the success of your claim. The better your communication is with your attorney and their law office, the better armed they can be in successfully negotiating a fair settlement for your claim so you can, you know, get back to living your life. Such a simple goal, right?