If you were seriously injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Common accident injury claims include:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
With the help of an experienced NYC personal injury attorney, you can get full compensation for your:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Bellow are some important tips that can help make the process of settling personal injury claims easier and less stressful.
Understand the Circumstances Before Making a Claim
It is important to understand that every accident claim is fact specific. This means the same factors that applied to your friend’s car accident claim, will not apply to yours. You need to understand the circumstances of your accident and the facts that gave rise to your claim against the other party.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
In order to successfully settle an accident claim, you need to prove that you were injured. In order to prove the full extent of your injuries, you need to provide documentation or objective proof of your injuries to show not only the nature and extent of those injuries, but to show that the injuries were caused or contributed to by the negligence of the other party.
One of the most important steps to be undertaken at the scene of the accident, if possible, is to collect evidence. Photographs of the accident scene should be taken to document what happened. Photographs should also be taken of your injuries. The contact information of the party(ies) that caused the accident should also be obtained. Also, it is imperative to get the contact information for any individuals who actually witnessed the accident.
Do Not Rush the Process
Settling your personal injury claim for maximum compensation takes time. The insurance company may take its time to investigate before it decides what it wants to offer in a settlement. It is important that you don’t rush the process either. Knowledge is power. You need to take the time necessary to treat your injuries so the injuries can be assessed in light of best resolving the claim. Once you settle your claim, you cannot go back and make a claim for more money.
Hire an Accident Attorney
Perhaps the most important step is to hire an experienced New York accident attorney to protect your legal rights and help you get the full compensation that you deserve.
At Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., our attorneys understand the ramifications an accident can have on both the victim and family members. We are aggressive in getting our clients the full extent of monetary compensation they are entitled to for the injuries they have suffered.
If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligent actions of another party and would like to consult with an experienced New York accident attorney, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.