After an injury which you believe was caused by another’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Property damage
A crucial part of making your claim successful is doing the right things right after the accident. That is why it is essential that you have an understanding of the situation and your injuries so that you can do the right thing and act accordingly.
If you have a moment, contact our Personal Injury Lawyers in Kansas City and learn more about personal injuries and what you can do following an accident to maximize your odds of securing compensation.
Here are a few things that everyone should do following an accident.
Calling the Police
One of the most important factors in determining fault after the accident is directly related to the police that was on the scene right after the accident happened. With that in mind, be sure to call 911 as soon as you are able to, or ask someone around you or do it if you are unable to do it due to your injuries suffered in an accident.
Once the police arrive, talk to them and help them understand how the accident happened and what caused it. Once they write a report, ask for a copy of it and pass it to your attorney afterward.
It is essential (for your general wellbeing and your case) to visit the hospital or another healthcare facility right after the accident. That way you will prevent any serious injuries from developing and receive treatment for any existing injuries. On top of that, your doctor will write a report which will be the evidence that your attorney needs to prove that you suffered injuries from that particular accident. Ask for a copy of the medical report.
Know The Full Value Of Your Claim
Never accept less than what you deserve. In this case, do not settle for less than you actually deserve. The other party’s insurance company may approach you with several different offers at the start, all seeming “good enough”. In reality, these offers are not even close to what you should really receive for your damages. Do not rush to accept a settlement before consulting with your attorney.
If you do not have an attorney on speed dial or are not sure who to call, feel free to call our Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers and schedule an initial (completely free) consultation with no legal obligation. Our attorneys will evaluate your case, and investigate the accident to determine fault. In addition, they will negotiate the settlement with the insurance company ensuring that you are paid what you are owed for your damages.
If your case goes to court, you will have an experienced attorney in your corner protecting and fighting for your legal rights. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. Call us offices or write us an email.