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Personal Injury 101: 4 Steps to Take After an Accident May 27, 2017

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Personal Injury 101: 4 Steps to Take After an Accident, Omaha, Nebraska

When you’re the victim of a personal injury, it can be difficult to know what to do. Physical and emotional pain can make the process confusing, but the legal team at Demerath Law Office in Omaha, NE, says it’s important to stay composed. If you’re dealing with a personal injury, follow the points below.

4 Steps to Take if You’re the Victim of a Personal Injury

1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Regardless of whether your injuries are severe or seemingly insignificant, go to a doctor right away. To successfully file a personal injury claim, you’ll need to prove your injuries are the result of the accident. An early doctor visit can more easily provide the necessary verification. During your medical treatment, it is critical to keep a diary of all problems, pain, visits to all health care providers, time off work, and miles driven for medical treatment.

2. Gather Evidence 

personal injuryEvidence is crucial to proving you’re a victim. To improve your case, you’ll need to collect everything you can. If it’s an auto accident, take pictures at the scene of the crash if possible. If not, go back to the scene as soon as you are able and see if you can get the names and addresses of all witnesses. You’ll also want to preserve any clothing, possessions, or items involved in the accident, as these may be used to better relay the story in court. While you might think the incident will remain clear in your head, as time passes, you’ll begin to forget the details of the accident and your recuperation. That is why it is so important to keep a diary. The better you can replay all of the circumstances of the accident and recuperation for a judge and a jury, the more successful your case will be.

3. Hire an Attorney

While a personal injury case may seem cut and dry, insurance companies and the defendants are hesitant to hand out money. To build a good case, as well as protect your rights, hire a personal injury attorney. They’ll advise on extra measures you should take to build a case, develop a legal strategy, and defend you in court. The legal process can be overwhelming, and having a personal injury attorney at your side will alleviate a great deal of the stress. Remember: Your primary efforts should be concentrated on your healing process.

4. Never Talk to the Other Party’s Insurance Company

As a general rule, the other party’s insurance company will want to get your statement as soon as possible after the accident. You have to understand these are experts at taking statements, and if you make a self-incriminating one, you may well adversely impact the value of your case.

If you’re dealing with a personal injury, contact an attorney at Demerath Law Office. For 45 years, they’ve helped victims throughout Nebraska and will work closely with you to get the compensation you deserve. Call (402) 677-5656 today to schedule a consultation. Visit their website to learn more about their practice.

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