When you’ve been hurt in an accident, you need to know that someone has your back. A personal injury can set you back for weeks, months, or even years depending on how severe it is. Lost time at work can make a big difference in providing for your family. Add medical bills to that equation and you can see how one injury could cause extreme financial difficulty.
Personal injury cases don't just involve the person who was injured. In addition to your own interests, you may have to worry about filing a lawsuit against the person who hurt you, their insurance company, or sometimes even your own insurance company. If you've been injured, the following steps can make a big difference in what happens during your case.
SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
If you've been hurt, the first thing to do is to seek immediate medical attention. In many cases, not going to the doctor or hospital can make an injury even worse. Making sure that you take care of yourself and your health in the aftermath of an accident or an injury can have a big impact on how much you're able to physically recover.
DOCUMENT EVERYTHING YOU CAN. ESPECIALLY IF SOMEONE ELSE IS NEGLIGENT.
This is especially important for auto and workplace accidents. Making sure you take photographs of unsafe situations and environments can really help tell the story of what happened to you. If you're able to have detailed information about the circumstances of your accident or injury, it will make the task of proving negligence on someone else's part a lot easier.
DON'T SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT TALKING TO AN ATTORNEY.
It doesn't matter who asks you to sign something, I recommend not signing any statement or paperwork until an attorney has had the chance to take a look at it. There may be important information that can ultimately affect whether or not your injury case can proceed — meaning you may not get any money if you admit the blame for something that isn't your fault.
CALL AN EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY.
For over 40 years, I've helped people just like you seek financial compensation to put their lives back on track in the aftermath of an injury. Whether it's a medical malpractice lawsuit or a fight with the insurance company for benefits that you're owed, I use my experience and tenacious attitude to fight hard for my clients' best interests.
FOCUS ON GETTING BETTER.
By hiring me as your attorney, you can focus on the really important thing, which is getting better. Your recovery is what we're trying to achieve after all. And while I can't change the past or make the injury not happen, I can help you seek compensation to help build a positive future.
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
When you’ve been hurt, you need help. A good attorney will listen to your story and help you find a solution to your injury problems. For over 40 years, I’ve helped the people of Virginia seek financial damages for their injury claims. I’m not afraid to fight in a courtroom to make sure you receive compensation for your injuries. Call me today for a consultation.