I am a personal injury lawyer dedicated to helping you. Whether you have been injured in a car accident or have suffered a fall, I can help you make the insurance company pay you what you are entitled to. As a former insurance defense attorney, I know how the insurance companies work.
Vehicular accidents happen every day—it is an unavoidable ‘given’. Sadly, injuries and deaths are predictable and tragic.
After a truck or car accident, how do insurance companies establish who was at fault? Furthermore, what steps can you take to protect your legal rights if you have been involved in a car or truck accident? If you believe you might have an accident or injury claim involving a car or truck, it is imperative several steps are followed to ensure you receive every penny from any insurance companies you are entitled to.
1: Record Details
Take notes after the accident or injury, if possible. Your memory can become clouded, but immediate details that are recorded can become invaluable. A good idea is to use your cell phone recording option and relay the details as quickly as possible into your phone. Even a day or more after the accident, continue to jot down or record details as they mentally emerge. Present these details to your personal injury lawyer.
2: Preserve Evidence
Preserve as much evidence, as possible, after the accident. Take pictures or videos with your phone such as dents in vehicles or any injuries that were sustained as well as other indicators that could help support your personal-injury case. Photographs or videos could prove to be invaluable towards a monetary claim. If witnesses were present, attempt to get their names and phone numbers in addition to their speaking into your phone’s recorder or video to share what they may have observed. Share this information with your personal-injury lawyer.
3: Get Your Medical Records
Visit with a doctor as quickly as possible and secure copies of your medical records to substantiate any injuries you received. Even medical conditions, not physically observable, such as a minor concussion, must have physical documentation that you can take with you from the doctor’s office or hospital. Insurance companies could attempt to ‘prove’ your physical complaint was from a previous medical condition. Have any medical evidence available for your personal-injury attorney.
Negligence deals with careless behavior that contributes to an accident. In a nutshell, the basic rule dictates that if one person involved in a car or truck accident was less careful than another, the less careful person must pay all or a portion of the damages suffered by the more careful person. This does not imply the ‘more careful’ person was, necessarily, 100% careful, although he or she may have been. If the injured person was, also, careless, his or her compensation may be reduced in a personal-injury claim. If any carelessness on your part partially contributed to the cause of the car or truck accident, you can still expect to receive at least some compensation depending on how the other person’s carelessness compares to yours.
Because there are so many legal nuances involved with car and truck accidents, it is crucial you speak with a personal-injury attorney to help guide you through all the intricate details. Whether injuries are slight or more serious, you have a right to collect as much monetary compensation as possible; and a personal-injury attorney will help to maximize the dollar amount you deserve. Here, at The Kashar Law Firm, we specialize in automotive-related accidents. Call us today at 972-888-6018 for a free consultation.
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