Points to Keep in Mind when You are Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or suffered any other personal injury because of the actions of someone else, you may want to sue responsible parties in order to make sure they compensate you for the damage they have caused. Most people, if they are lucky, are not veterans of personal injury lawsuits, and there are things you should know when bringing a lawsuit that can help you win your case and maximize your recovery. Continue reading for several tips to keep in mind if you are bringing a personal injury lawsuit, and contact an experienced Vero Beach personal injury lawyer for help if you’ve been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence in Vero Beach.
Keep records of everything
Evidence is the basis of any lawsuit, and the more proactive you are in obtaining and preserving evidence from day one following an accident, the better your chances in the courtroom. Take photos of the accident scene, collect the names and contact information of witnesses, and get a copy of the police report, if there is one, as soon as possible. Moreover, any paperwork you collect as part of your injury recovery process, from estimates of property damage amounts and repair costs to medical bills, are important assets in establishing not only that you were injured by the conduct of the defendant, but also in setting the amount of damages you can collect as part of your lawsuit. Keep your documents and share them with your attorney to ensure they have all the evidence necessary to maximize your recovery.
Get medical treatment
Your recovery will depend in part on how severely you are injured and the estimated cost of your recovery. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you have documented proof that you were indeed hurt and the better your estimate of your medical costs will be. If your doctor recommends a treatment plan, such as physical therapy, you should follow it; you do not want delayed treatment to be a reason your injuries are exacerbated.
Be careful about posting on social media
You may be inclined to post pictures of you enjoying your life to show your loved ones that you are all right following an accident, or just as a matter of course to share your life experiences, but this can actually hurt your case. Am insurance defense lawyer can argue that pictures of you enjoying yourself or engaging in sports or other physical activities following an accident are proof that you are not as seriously hurt as your lawsuit claims. That picture of you playing tennis or dancing a few months after your car accident may be the reason you do not get the recovery you are owed, even if the picture does not tell a complete story about your state of health.
Retain an experienced personal injury attorney
We have said it before, but a skilled personal injury attorney is necessary to make sure that you get the recovery you deserve following a personal injury. A good lawyer can make sure that you keep the evidence that needs to be kept, will investigate your accident promptly and fully, can help you get your medical costs and property damage appropriately documented and covered, and will keep your insurance company from trying to take advantage of you.
If you’ve been injured in a car, pedestrian, truck or motorcycle accident, dog bite or other personal injury in Vero Beach or Stuart, call the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff PA at 772-492-8967 for a free consultation with a former insurance company attorney with over 25 years of trial experience.