Personal Injury Cases: Your Questions Answered
It is rare that anyone has previous experience in personal injuries, so when you suffer a serious or catastrophic injury, it is not surprising that you might not know what to do, or if any legal help is available. You may want to ask many questions, and here at Johnson Law PLC, we want to help you answer some of the big questions. It is important to know where to start so you know where to begin recovering from your injuries.
Personal Injury FAQ
What Should I Do Immediately After An Accident?
After an accident, the evidence of your accident is at its freshest state. If you are in a safe position to do so, gather as much evidence of the accident as possible. This can include gathering photographic evidence, video evidence, and witness testimony and contact information. The better the evidence, the stronger your case is when it comes time to seek compensation for your injuries. In addition to evidence of the accident, document everything. Get police reports and medical statements, and document every experience that you go through from the event of your accident. No detail is too small in building your case.
It is also imperative that you receive treatment for your injuries as soon as possible after the accident. This provides documentary evidence of how you were harmed by the accident and ensures that you do not suffer additional harm by having a serious condition go untreated because you were in shock or did not think your symptoms were significant initially.
Should I Accept The First Offer I Receive?
Whether you suffered a car accident or a slip-and-fall, or even if a loved one suffered a wrongful death, the first offer of compensation you receive is likely not in an amount that you deserve for your suffering/loss. Insurance companies are like any other business, and their goal is to make money. Because of this, insurance companies will often try and do as little as possible to make you and your problems go away, including offering you less than you deserve.
How Can I Make Sure The Compensation I Receive Is Fair?
As the victim of a personal injury, you have the right to refuse your initial offer, even if you have received a check, and negotiate for a compensation you deserve. This is why it is so important to have an experienced attorney on your side. Our lawyers have years of experience in negotiating for your best possible compensation. A fair compensation should include costs for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and even your pain and suffering. You do not have to take what the at-fault party’s insurance company tell you how things will be. You can let an experienced attorney act as your representative and negotiate on your behalf to fight for the fair compensation that you deserve.
Act Now To Fight For Your Future
You may feel pressure from insurance agencies to accept their offer, and you do not need an attorney. This could not be further from the truth. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or a wrongful death at the hands of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, you need to act fast to defend yourself.
Choose an experienced, compassionate Virginia attorney you can trust to care about you and your best interests. Contact us at our Roanoke office by calling 540-685-0136 or by emailing us. It is never too soon to begin defending yourself, so act today to protect your tomorrow.