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How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

By Joseph Low on February 7, 2022

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The actions you take in the aftermath of a personal injury will play an important role in the success of your claim. The right legal strategy can help ensure you recover the maximum compensation possible. Personal injury occurs as a result of negligence or carelessness by another party. If you or a loved one have been hurt, you may be entitled to seek compensation for all damages. A Long Beach personal injury lawyer will be able to assess the damages in a case and file a lawsuit or claim to pursue fair compensation.

Filing a Police Report

If you have been hurt in an accident, ensure you call the police, and obtain a copy of the police report. Officers are trained to assess and make note of everything that occurred at the scene, including taking statements from eyewitnesses. All these points increase your eligibility for compensatory damages. There are many difficult and time-consuming steps to file a personal injury claim. A Long Beach injury attorney can help you analyze reports, collect proof of your losses, and hire experts to support your claim.

Gather Evidence to Support Your Claim

You should also gather as much evidence as possible at the time of the incident. That includes taking photos of the scene, especially if you are on someone else’s or public property. Photos should also be taken of the injuries and any damages to personal property. If you try to go back to the scene a few days later, it could be cleaned of any remnants of what happened. If you were to fall and get hurt, take a picture of what caused you to trip. When you try to recollect what led to the event at a later date these visuals of physical evidence will help substantiate your claim. A jury and a judge are more likely to believe you with proof to put with your retelling of the incident.

Medical Care

It is crucial to seek medical care following an injury. Following the doctor’s or practitioner’s orders will help your case. A plan of treatment will be clearly laid out for you. Do not skip appointments or ignore the advice of healthcare professionals. Doing so could diminish the value of your claim. It is important that you tell the doctor all your symptoms and answer all their questions to the best of your ability. They will make notes of everything discussed at each appointment for your records. The dates of your medical records and the bills that follow will be linked to your incident. This paper trail will document the incurred costs of treatment and help you recover maximum compensation.

Don’t Apologize.

Do not apologize or admit fault for what happened to anyone for any reason. Stick with what is known and has been verified with evidence. Let the investigators do their job in determining fault. An apology of any kind may make you a decent human, but it can also lessen the compensation awarded to your case by your percentage of fault.

Ensure Your Rights are Protected by a Skilled Long Beach Injury Lawyer.

The goal is to ensure that expenses that stem from what happened to you are covered by insurance companies and the negligent party. Do not speak to any insurance agents before talking to a highly skilled Long Beach personal injury attorney. The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has unparalleled experience in advocating for maximum damages in insurance settlements, and he is not afraid to go to battle in court for his clients. The firm has spent the last twenty years working diligently to help injured people receive the care and compassion they deserve.

Call (562) 901-0840 and toll-free (888) 454-5569 for a free consultation with a skilled professional.

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