Personal injury cases range in value depending on the unique circumstances of each victim, including the seriousness of the accident and subsequent injuries, total economic losses, non-economic losses, and similar damages. Although accident claims tend to payout in the thousands, there are certain things you can do as a personal injury victim, or immediate kin of a wrongfully killed or incapacitated victim, to ensure you get the highest settlement or verdict possible for your claim.
Continue reading to learn the top three.
Get Medical Treatment by a Licensed Physician
Aside from making a police report at the time of the accident, or soon after, your first step in the personal injury claim process is to get professional medical treatment as soon as possible. This includes ambulance transport from the scene of the accident to the hospital, allowing EMT’s to treat you at the scene, having someone drive you to the emergency room on the spot, seeing a doctor in the days or weeks after your accident, or a combination of these. If you fail to seek or receive any medical attention, it is difficult to argue that you are seriously injured. In the case that you experience delayed pain or injury symptoms, it is vital to see a doctor as soon as you can. There are also statutes of limitations regarding the legal amount of time a person can file a claim against a negligent party, so time is of the essence.
Document and Save Everything
Like with the police report, it is vital to officially document everything that happens from the time of your accident, and all the way until your claim is complete. Documentation includes police reports, medical assessments and diagnostics, medical treatments, photographs, witness statements, hospital bills, medical bills, lost wages from missing work, and any other paper trail that will prove your damages and losses as a personal injury victim. Save all of your paperwork, mail, bills, and more, and give them all to your trusted Indianapolis personal injury lawyer.
Hire the Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. in Indianapolis
The true secret to ensuring you obtain the maximum settlement or verdict for your accident claim is to retain proper legal counsel. But don’t just choose any law firm; you need experienced attorneys who know how to get the most compensation for clients. Here at Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C., we are that Indiana personal injury law firm. Our licensed personal injury lawyers each have more than twenty-five years of trial and litigation experience.
We know the law, and do everything in our power to ensure you get paid the full and fair amount of compensation you are legally entitled to. We work around the clock, handling all elements of your case so you and your family can focus on a safe and full recovery. After a free initial case evaluation, our accident attorneys will determine if your case is worth pursuing, and if it is, we will begin working on it immediately.
We are the Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Trust
Contact us today at 317-881-2700 today if you or a loved one were recently hurt in a personal injury accident in Indiana. Our team fully understands and empathizes with the seriousness of personal injury accidents and is devoted to protecting victims’ rights. We are dedicated to using the full extent of the law in order to obtain the long-term recovery and compensation our clients deserve, whether through negotiation of a settlement, or accident litigation in a court room. Schedule your free initial consultation, today. We serve clients in Indianapolis and throughout the state of Indiana.