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Three Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Winning Your Lawsuit


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7/2/2013
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You have been involved in a vehicle accident and suffered injuries. You want to seek a personal injury attorney to see what your options are for your case. Well, here are three tips that can help you increase your chances of winning your personal injury lawsuit.

Related: Do I Have An Accident Case?

  1. Start by seeking immediate medical attention
    Have your injuries treated by the doctor. Be honest with what you feel and reveal all discomfort or difficulties you are experiencing due to the accident. It is necessary to seek prompt medical assistance or else the insurance company of the at-fault driver may use your delay in treatment as a defense. The insurer may claim that the vehicle accident was not the proximate cause of your injuries. Once you receive medical attention, make sure to retain all payment receipts you have made, doctor notes, as well as other expenses you have incurred because of the accident. These may be in the form of loss of income, costs of transportation and additional assistance at home.
  2. Present strong pieces of evidence
    If you want to clearly establish the fault of the negligent driver, what you need are strong pieces of evidence. Gathering evidence can be done during or after the accident. If you can safely collect evidence while you're still at the accident, do so. If you can't, try and have someone else do it for you. You will definitely want to get the names and contact information of potential witnesses, if there were any. You will also want to get as much information from the other parties involved in the accident as possible. Get the other parties license plate and other information about their identity. Using your camera phone or digital camera, take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage and injuries suffered.
  3. Communicate with an attorney, not with the driver’s insurance company
    Instead of communicating directly with the at-fault driver’s insurer, it is better to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. In doing so, you might lose the chance of having a viable legal claim for compensatory damages. It is best to consult with an attorney who has a proven track record and reputation in dealing with personal injury cases.

Related: Auto Accidents Should Never Settle Before They've Recovered

The job of an attorney is to develop the legal strategy, deal with the insurance company, manage the claim process and conduct settlement negotiations so you can focus on recovering. A personal injury attorney can definitely help you with this legal process. With your cooperation, the chances of winning your case increases.



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Michael Schafer
The Personal Injury Attorney for Louisville and Kentucky

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