How Can I Get My Personal Injury Claim?
If you have suffered an injury that was the result of someone else acting negligent or recklessly then you may wonder: How can I get my personal injury claim? The first step is to contact a personal injury attorney who can help you determine if you have grounds for a case. You can do so by calling Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free consultation. Keep reading to find other steps you can take to increase your chances of getting the money you are owed.
Whether your case is settled in front of a judge and jury or settled before it gets that far, you will need evidence to prove your case. Take pictures of the accident. Take pictures of your injuries. Gather your medical records. Get the names and number of witnesses. If the police were called, get a copy of their report. We can then follow up on this evidence.
We also recommend writing down a complete description of what happened as soon as possible. You may assume that you will remember the details for the rest of your life but memory can be tricky.
Get Medical Care
It is essential that you get medical care. If you do not then you will have no evidence of your damages. Simply telling an attorney, judge, or jury that you are injured is not enough. You will need evidence. If you have suffered a broken bone then you will need both the x-ray showing the broken bone and a doctor to testify that you have broken a bone. This is just one example – no matter the injury you will need evidence to prove your injury.
Note as well that it is essential for you to follow whatever plan the doctor prescribes. One of the worst things you can do is to ignore medical advice. This can have a big impact because the defendant’s attorney can claim that you must not have been as injured as you say if you did not take the recommended steps to get better. They may also say that your injuries would have healed long ago if you had gotten treatment. In short, follow the doctor’s instructions and document having done so.
Talk to an Attorney
Once you have gathered evidence and got medical care, it is time to contact a personal injury attorney. When you reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 you can begin with a free legal consultation. We will discuss your options, whether you have grounds for a case, and what we think you should do next. If we believe you have grounds for a case and we take on your case, you will not owe us a penny until we have won your case. There is no risk so call now and get started right away.