How to File a Personal Injury Claim
Suffering a personal injury is never easy, but it can become devastating and endlessly frustrating when your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else.
The good news is you can fight back and get compensation for your injuries. But if you have never filed an injury lawsuit, the entire process might seem confusing and overwhelming.
How to File a Personal Injury Claim (without the stress)
Don’t worry. Filing a claim isn’t as complicated as it might seem. Especially if you have the right professionals in your corner. Here’s a few steps you can take to get started in the right direction:
Step #1 – Make a record of everything
One of the most important parts to building a strong case is recording everything you possibly can, as soon as you can. Record all of the following:
- Important times and dates
- Phone calls
- Doctors appointments
- Lost wages
- Any other financial losses
Every case is different, so make sure you are keeping a record of everything that is pertinent to your case.
Step #2 – Collect evidence
Physical evidence is crucial to proving your claims against the defendant. Therefore, you’ll want to get your hands on any evidence you can, including pictures of the accident, injuries, damage to automobiles or property, and anything else a judge might find relevant to your case.
Step #3 – Talk to an attorney
Consulting with a lawyer can greatly increase your chances of winning your case. Just make sure the law firm you talk is capable and qualified for handling personal injury lawsuits and will provide you with affordable and reliable legal advice.
Most attorneys will offer clients a free consultation to discuss your case. Doing so can give you a lot of insight into your personal injury case.
Step #4 – File your claim
Once you have completed all of the steps listed above, and any others necessary to your case, you and your attorney can file all of the paperwork, evidence and records you have collected to prove your case.
The defendant’s insurance company may offer a settlement at this point. It’s important to talk to your lawyer before deciding whether or not to agree to its terms.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you’re ready to move forward with your claim, contact the ECKO legal team in Salt Lake City to get started today!