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5 Important Tips to Follow When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Published on Jul 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm in Personal Injury.

Accidents can take place at anytime and anywhere and try to handle the legal aspects of a Personal Injury claim can be complicated to handle alone.

There are many different types of Personal Injuries that can take place including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and accidents involving defective products.

There are several tips you should follow after being involved in an accident before filing your lawsuit:

Seek Medical Attention

After being involved in an accident, regardless of the circumstances, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your injuries will need to be adequately addressed before you can start handling a claim.

It is important to note that failure to seek medical attention after being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, may reduce the amount of compensation you can receive.

File a Police Report

Filing a police report after an accident can help ensure that you have documentation and the necessary information that you may need when filing a personal injury claim.

If a lawsuit arises, having a police report to use in court may be extremely helpful.

Keep Records

It is important to keep accurate records of all hospital bills, property damage bills, medical diagnosis statements and files of lost wages when perusing compensation for injuries and damages.

You should also make a written account of your injuries as soon as the accident occurs while it is fresh in your memory.

Be Cautious of the Documents you Sign

Before signing any documents or forms make sure you have read them in their entirety and understand completely what you are signing. It is paramount not to sign anything that releases the negligent party from liability.

The help of an Attorney is imperative when signing documents regarding your accident injury claim.

Do not Settle your Claim Alone

Trying to settle your claim alone can be a complicated process. It is always best to contact an experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney to help with your injury settlement. This is especially important if the negligent party has hired an attorney to represent them as well. Working with an experienced lawyer can help you avoid any costly mistakes that may be effective the outcome of your settlement.

Contact Our Georgia Law Office

Bey & Associates has a team of lawyers who handle all types of Injury claims on a regular basis. We will help you understand your legal rights when filing a lawsuit against the person or company who caused you injury and pain.

We provide all potential clients with a free case review to see if we are the best fit for your accident injury lawsuit. Contact us today to speak with us.