When you are injured wrongfully, don’t leave it be. Make sure you take action and the steps needed to get the compensation you deserve. Wrongful injuries can be claimed and even brought to court if severe. Here are 5 steps to take when you have been wrongfully injured.
1 – Give police all the information they need about the accident
When the accident occurs, make sure police have all the necessary documents, details and information they need to assist you with the situation. The more information you can provide authorities, the better they can support you and evaluate the fault of the accident.
2 – Get the personal information of those involved
When an accident occurs, don’t just leave the scene. Make sure to record the names of the parties involved and any witnesses that you may believe to have seen the accident. Make sure to get their names, address, contact information as well as license plates. The more witness accounts and contacts you can gather, the better chance of finding the root of the accident and have the testimonies you need to create a case if need be.
3 – Have your family doctor be informed and follow the progress of your injury.
When an injury occurs make sure you let your family know. It is important that your family doctor knows that the injury occurred during the accident. Your family doctor can act as an important resource when making your case. Make sure to have your doctor follow the progress of your injury so that if the injury does get worse, your doctor can provide an evaluation to the parties if needed.
4 – Make sure to track all receipts related to the accident. Family should also record the time spent caring for you when injured.
All expenses related to the accident can be claimed. From transportation to your appointments, doctor check-ups, medication and even repairs as a result of the injury can be kept and used as evidence and part of a claim. As for family members, the time spent taking care of you is also considered as time lost and compensation can also be sought if valid.
5 – Find a lawyer to represent in your case, if needed
For those seriously injured in accidents and need legal matters taken care of or seeking for representation, make sure to find a lawyer that can best talk on your behalf. A lawyer is key to making sure your case is cared for and looked after. Be sure to find one that specializes in personal injury law.
Wrongful injuries are not meant to be brushed aside. Many victims are afraid to speak up due to not knowing enough about their injury or the process it takes to make a claim. The more educated you are, the better you can use that knowledge to your advantage. With these steps, you are now on your way in keeping those that injured you accountable and that much closer in getting the compensation you deserve.