Regardless of whether you get injured at work, in your vehicle or in a public venue, you deserve to get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and personal expenses. Here's four steps to getting a fair settlement with a personal injury attorney specializing in car accidents, hit and run and slip and fall.
- First: Only talk to your attorney. Even though you might think doctors, nurses and other providers are on your side, they could be called in to testify against you. Everything you told them could end up coming back on you and allow the insurance company to reduce your settlement amount.
- Second: Seek medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner your injuries are properly documented and you can begin the path to recovery. Having accurate records of everything is important when it comes time to negotiate your settlement amount.
- Third: Photograph everything. Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries and anything else that documents what you are going through because of the accident. Pictures are crucial to being able to make your case and get the compensation you deserve.
- Fourth: Don't let the adjuster try to pressure you to take a settlement before your attorney has gotten the opportunity to review your case. They can help you determine if the settlement is fair or not. Oftentimes, they try to get you to take less than what you deserve to receive for your injuries.
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