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Your Personal Injury Checklist

personal injury checklistYou or your loved ones have been injured in an accident. It’s a confusing and stressful situation, so be sure to take care of your health first. After getting medical treatment, consult our personal injury checklist detailing the important things to consider after an accident:

1. Determine if the injury was someone else’s fault

If you can show that a third party is liable for the damages you sustained, you may want to consider pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. To see if your situation qualifies as a personal injury case, read our personal injury basics guide.

If you prefer to skip reading and are ready to talk to an attorney, just fill out a quick form and we’ll be happy to connect you for a free consultation.

2. Find out if you can get compensated for your injury

A bar-certified personal injury attorney can help you understand what compensation you can get for the injuries sustained. We can help you find an attorney in your area within minutes.

To get an overview on how much your personal injury case may be worth start by reading our guide to personal injury compensation.

3. Investigate how long you have to file your personal injury lawsuit

You only have a limited time in which to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is known as the “statute of limitations” and it begins when you get injured or you discover the injury.

Statutes of limitations differ by state and type of injury, so be sure to read our statute of limitations guide. Alternatively we can connect you directly with a personal injury attorney to find out if you can still file a lawsuit.

4. Understand how to deal with your insurance company

Dealing with your insurance company after an injury can be confusing and frightening at the same time. After you’ve filed your insurance claim, the insurer will collect all the facts on your case and then offer you a settlement.

Careful – insurance companies will want to resolve your case in the cheapest way possible. It’s best to consult with a bar-certified attorney before accepting any insurance settlement. Read our claims process guide to learn more about the personal injury insurance claim process.

5. Establish if you need a lawyer

Deciding whether or not to hire a personal injury attorney can be a challenging.  Most people won’t even consider handling their own case. However, if you are planning on representing yourself, research carefully to see if this is realistic. Do you have the expertise and the time to skillfully handle your own case?

A good way to find out what may be involved is to get a free consultation with a bar-certified attorney in your area. He can help you assess if and how you will benefit from legal representation –at no extra cost to you!

 

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