What Should I Do if I Need to File a Personal Injury Claim?
The first thing you need to do after you’re injured is to seek medical attention. Failing to get proper medical attention after an accident can sometimes reduce the amount of damages you can recover. It is up to you to mitigate your losses, and have your injuries addressed and documented by a medical professional is extremely important to your case.
Filing a police report can help to ensure that you will have records of important information that can be used in court. This can include the names and contact information for anyone involved.
Additionally, you should keep accurate records of all costs and expenses related to your injury. Keep all medical bills, diagnosis statements, bills for property damage and insurance records. You should also keep records of lost wages if your injuries caused you to miss work.
There are many aspects of personal injury claims for which it would be extremely beneficial to work with a personal injury attorney. It is important to exercise caution when dealing with insurance companies. Often times, they are more concerned with their own bottom line than with getting you fair compensation for your injuries.
Avoid settling with the other party or their insurance company on your own. If you are unsure of what you are doing, it would be in your best interest to hire an attorney. This can help you to avoid costly mistakes.
Additionally, do not sign any forms or documents unless you understand them perfectly. Have your attorney from Wolf & Pravato read any paperwork or documents given to you regarding your injury.
Be aware of filing deadlines. The state of Florida has a two year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. An attorney can make sure that your claim is filed in accordance with state law. Your attorney can also advise you on any basic guidelines for personal injury claims in order to make to process less complicated.
Having the right personal injury attorney is critical in order to receive the compensation you deserve. The West Palm Beach personal injury law firm of Wolf & Pravato can guide you through the often complicated process of filing a personal injury claim.
You can contact Wolf & Pravato by email, by filling out our online contact form, or by calling us Toll-Free at 1-954-633-8270.