“Don’t speak to anyone outside of attaining contact information until you’ve spoken to your attorney”
The more documentation you have, the stronger your case for a damages claim for your personal injury will be. You will prove yourself to be a reliable witness, making your testimony iron clad.
Your health and safety must be your #1 priority. After the incident, ensure you go directly to a medical professional regardless of how you feel immediately.
Oftentimes, injuries do not present themselves right away or can be covered by a recent spike in adrenaline. Regardless of how you feel, you must seek medical attention.
Getting assessed will not only help you heal but will also provide you with the necessary medical documentation that can be used later for your personal injury case. If health problems begin to arise over time, you now have a full history that dates back to the event, helping your case and eligibility for compensation.
If you need to report the incident and to which parties it must be reported depends on the specifics of your case. Below is a general guide to follow:
Creating a report is vital to building your case and cannot be skipped.
The next stage to establishing a case is to hire a personal injury lawyer. It is important to select a lawyer carefully as this will be your advocate throughout your legal process. It is best to interview a few lawyers and ask questions. You want to feel good about the person you are hiring to advocate for you.
At Cornell Injury Law, we offer free consultations that you can book by either Calling or Texting us. We would love to be considered for your personal injury case, but don’t trust us, look at our 5 star Google review average from glowing past clients.
Before speaking to anyone speak with an attorney FIRST. Insurance companies are notorious for reaching out in sneaky ways to do things that are not in your best interest.
Remember, any documented statements can be used against you to diminish your recovery of damages. Be careful navigating this process alone.
Once you’ve followed these steps, you will meet with your lawyer to determine how much you are owed in damages.
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