4 Important Decisions You Must Make After a Personal Injury Accident
Learn about important decisions that will affect your physical recovery and your compensation.
Have you been injured in an accident? Was your accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party? You may have grounds for a personal injury claim, in which case you will need to think very carefully about these 4 decisions.
Who Will Be Your Doctor?
Depending on the nature of your injury, you may need care from one or more specialists as opposed to your regular doctor. Both for the sake of your recovery–and for your personal injury case–it is essential to find a doctor with ample experience in treating the specific kinds of injuries you have received. Your doctor’s notes on your case as well as their testimony may be essential in establishing that your injury did indeed stem from the accident and in quantifying the full impact of the injury on your life. You certainly would not want to end up with an inexperienced doctor who might overestimate your ability to recover and underestimate the amount of compensation you deserve.
Who Will Be Your Lawyer?
Your choice of personal injury attorney is also extremely important in enabling you to move forward with your life as comfortably as possible after your injury. You need an experienced attorney like Fernando D. Vargas to ensure that all relevant areas of recovery are explored. This means a lot more than just medical costs must be considered–we will also consider the impact of the injury on your earning potential, your mental state, and your relationships.
How Much Compensation Should You Seek?
There is no simple formula for determining how much compensation may be available to you following a personal injury. Instead, you will have to work closely with your attorney to determine what range of compensation may be appropriate for you to seek in your specific case. A good deal of strategy goes into this decision, as the initial number you present to the insurance company may just be a base for further negotiations.
How Do You Want to Receive Your Settlement?
Finally, you will want to consider how you would like to receive your compensation once you win it in court or secure a settlement offer from the defendant. You can choose to receive one lump sum payment, or to have the compensation set up as a structured settlement. This basically means you end up buying an annuity with the settlement so that you receive a predictable payment amount every month for a certain number of years.
We Make the Tough Decisions Easier
There is a lot riding on these important decisions, but the good news is you do not have to make them on your own. Call The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now for expert advice about your case. The initial consultation is always free.