Most of the factors involving the value of your claim will always be out of your control. Despite this, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you maximize the value of your claim.
Getting medical treatment when it’s most needed is one of the most important things to do after being injured, for both your case and your health. Yet quite a few accident victims put off going to the doctor until sometime after the accident or end their treatment before they are fully recovered.
Forgoing medical attention will neither help your injuries heal nor help your claim. A Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer will require medical records in order to support the statement that your injuries were serious and had an impact on your life. But if you wait too long to visit a doctor following the injury or don’t go to your follow-up appointments, no record of those injuries will exist.
We understand that you are busy and that medical costs add-up quickly. But insurance companies won’t be so sympathetic. If you fail to get the treatment you need, the adjuster at the insurance company will have grounds on which to argue that you weren’t really injured to any significant extent, and evidence won’t exist that will help your attorney argue otherwise.
Don’t misbelieve that you have endless time. You must get ready to begin pursuing your personal injury claim as soon as possible.
The more time that elapses between the moment you begin gathering evidence and the moment you find the right personal injury lawyers to begin your claim, the greater damage has been done to your case.
Evidence vanishes quickly. Injuries that were once visible may not look as serious once they have had time to heal. Surveillance video of the accident will often be deleted within days if you don’t take action to preserve it. Safety hazards that led to slip or fall injuries can be fixed before you are able to document it. The evidence for your claim could disappear within days or even hours, yet your injuries may have consequences that last a lifetime.
Research suggests that being represented by a personal injury lawyer can triple the amount of compensation you receive. Of course, not every lawyer is equally skilled in getting you the maximum amount of money.
You need a Pennsylvania injury lawyer willing to fight for every penny available and not settle for anything less. To extract maximum value from your claim, you need a lawyer with a reputation that will make both the defendant and an insurer think twice before attempting to delay your claim or settle for less than you deserve.
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the respected personal injury attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson today.