Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident or a slip and fall, there are three steps you can take to increase your ability to recover damages for your personal injury claim.
Documentation is vital in any form of legal action, but particularly important for a personal injury claims. Record the type, location, and frequency of your injuries, as well as how your symptoms have changed over time. Keep copies of all medical records. Take your own photos and/or videos to show evidence of bruising, swelling, and other visible damage. If you have incurred other accident-related expenses, such as transportation costs to medical appointments or hiring household help to complete essential chores you are no longer able to perform, save and date all of your receipts.
Even if you’re not seeing results as quickly as you had hoped, it’s important to continue with the course of treatment your doctor has recommended. If you fail to follow through with your treatment plan, the defendant will argue that your injuries are not as serious as you claim them to be. It’s acceptable to seek a second opinion, but you must be actively trying to treat your injuries in order to receive compensation in a personal injury claim.
Finally, remember that personal injury claims take time to settle. If you become frustrated, you may be tempted to take an offer for less than what your case is truly worth. Once you have settled, you’re not allowed to go back and ask for additional damages, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting the maximum compensation you’re entitled to under the law.
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Based in Whitby/Oshawa and Vaughan, Conte & Associates is committed to ensuring that those injured due to the negligence of others receive the compensation they need to move on with their lives. Please contact Conte & Associates at 1.877.614.0008 to schedule a consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers.