Suffering any type of personal injury puts a halt on the life you’re used to. From illness to severe pain, putting your life on hold can cause you to miss work and cost you and your loved ones money.
Accidents are very often someone else’s fault due to reckless behavior, negligence or a simple mistake. This means that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
Personal injury claims cover a broad range. Common incidents include:
Before you even think about compensation, there are steps you need to take immediately after an injury.
Seek Medical Assistance
Immediate assessment of your injury is critical. A doctor or specialist must document the severity of your case and provide the necessary treatment.
Your safety and well-being are paramount. A medical professional can advise you on hospital stays, treatment, and surgery. Don’t assume your injury isn’t a big deal or that you’ll heal in a couple of days.
Waiting to get medical assistance shows a lack of self-care and you need to prove you’re doing your due diligence to heal if you plan to seek compensation.
Document the Accident
The next step is to take notes on the accident and your injury. For example, document how you felt that day compared to how you feel today. It’s easy to forget important details after an accident. So, as soon as you can, write down your statement.
This is also why it’s important to seek immediate medical attention as the physician will ask you to explain what happened and note down what you say.
Act Fast After You Suffer a Personal Injury
After an illness or accident, your priority should be your healing time. If you plan to bring a lawsuit against the party responsible for your accident, The law allows you two years to file your personal injury claim.
It’s important to keep that in mind. If you only decide you deserve compensation after two years, it’s too late and you aren’t likely to receive compensation for your illness or injury.
Make Sure You Have an Expert On Your Side
No two injuries or accidents are the same. If you plan on bringing a lawsuit, you need an expert personal injury lawyer on your side who will listen to you and carry out a complete investigation. You want someone who will not only gather the necessary evidence to support your claim but will also ensure that all the paperwork is done on time so you don’t miss out on the compensation you deserve.
You can rest assured that the insurance company for the at-fault party has a team of attorneys hard at work behind the scenes in an effort to keep payments down. This means they’ll deny your claim any chance they get. They’ll even use anything they can against you and your background to compromise the success of your case.
Leave the Claims to Us
By hiring a dedicated attorney, you can let us carefully guide you through the claims process while you take the time to recover from your accident or illness. Our team will fight for your rights, thoroughly investigating your case, gathering evidence, and doing what we can to put you first.
We know Personal Injury law inside out. Our team is here to ensure you receive rightful compensation for your injuries, illness, time off work, pain and suffering, and any other necessary payouts.
The key, though, is to ensure you seek medical help immediately after your injury and then document the accident as best you can so we can help you as best we can.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury, book a consultation with the team at Malamut & Associates, LLC today and let us help you claim what’s rightfully yours.