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How Do You Initiate a Personal Injury Claim? September 4, 2018

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How Do You Initiate a Personal Injury Claim?, Lincoln, Nebraska

If you sustain unanticipated injuries, you don’t want to navigate complicated legal proceedings while recovering. To recover compensation for the damages, though, you must file a successful personal injury claim. Fortunately, you don’t have to do so alone. Although there are essential steps to complete immediately following the incident, a seasoned lawyer can take over and handle the logistics of the case once you’re ready. In the meantime, here's what to do to contribute to the strength of the claim.

Initiating the Personal Injury Claims Process

Your main priority following an accident should be your health. After receiving adequate medical care, though, it’s time to think about pursuing compensation for the damages. To negotiate for a fair settlement, you will need evidence of both liability and losses.

Typically, gathering such proof begins at the scene. For example, you can photograph the area where the accident occurred, obtain the names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses, and secure a copy of the official police report. You should also start documenting all injuries from day one. Photograph any visible wounds, and write about internal injuries in a daily journal. 

Securing a Satisfactory Resolution 

personal injuryAfter completing all the steps mentioned above, it is wise to call a personal injury lawyer before pursuing the claim any further. An attorney will help you avoid making critical mistakes early in the proceedings that could jeopardize the case down the road. Examples include giving the insurance adjuster a recorded statement before knowing the full extent of the injuries, overlooking certain damages, and admitting or accepting some degree of fault.

An attorney will also gather any additional evidence needed to prove liability and losses. If you go up against the other party on your own, the claim might lack sufficient evidence of fault, thereby giving the opposing party the chance to deny liability. By hiring a lawyer, you can be sure the case will include testimony from expert witnesses, any available surveillance footage, cell phone records, black box data, the results of any chemical tests, and other kinds of proof that are hard to gather without access to an extensive legal network. 

 

If you want to file a personal injury claim in Nebraska, turn to Cada Cada Hoffman & Jewson. Located in Lincoln, this firm has been helping accident victims throughout Lancaster County for more than four decades. Since 1974, they have provided personalized and attentive representation to those who have been wronged by others. To this day, their lawyers are committed to remaining accessible to clients, so they are available outside normal business hours to resolve complicated disputes that might arise. Visit their website to learn more about the high-quality counsel they provide, and then call (402) 477-2233 to schedule an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney.

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