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If you were recently injured at the fault of someone else, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to make a personal injury claim. If another person’s negligence has resulted in you needing medical care and incurring doctor’s bills and expenses, you don’t need to bear that burden alone.
Instead, you should start by consulting a personal injury lawyer to see what kind of case you have. Making personal injury claims does not have to be a stressor. In fact, it should alleviate a good deal of stress so that you can heal and take care of yourself.
Follow these steps you need to take in personal injury claims.
1. Seek immediate medical attention.
First things first, you need to take care of yourself. As soon as you have been injured, you need to seek medical care. Visit an after-hours care or the emergency room depending on the extent of your injury.
Don’t let potential medical expenses deter you from getting the help you need. That’s what we’re here for.
2. Gather evidence and keep a record.
It’s a smart idea to be prepared for a personal injury case when you are injured at the fault of another person. Keep a record of exactly what happened for your attorney and gather any evidence you have from your injury as well.
3. Don’t speak to anyone but the police and your attorney.
Avoid making statements to anyone at the scene of the incident, especially the person who is responsible for your injury. Don’t speak to them, certainly don’t hurl insults their way, and don’t make statements to anyone else around either, in case they are on the other party’s side.
The only people you should make statements to or discuss your injury with are the police and your personal injury attorney. Otherwise the other party could try to sabotage your case. Stay on the safe side and avoid speaking to anyone else about your injury.
4. Set up a consult with a personal injury attorney.
Call us at The May Firm to schedule a consult with one of our personal injury lawyers and get started with your injury claims. We’d love to sit down with you and listen to what happened so that we can fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.
We want to help you get back to living your life stress-free and without pain. We’ll work with you to get your medical expenses covered, as well as any back wages you may have lost due to your injury.
Get started on your personal injury claim today. Give us a call at The May Firm.
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