After being injured in an accident, it is important to take the proper steps to make sure you are going to have a strong case. Here are a few tips for a successful personal injury claim. If you have further questions, please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
You should do this as soon as possible. Your health is so much more important than anything. Our top concern is you getting back to normal after your accident and you should be seeking medical attention if you need it. Do not try to brush off the pain and walk away from the incident as you run the risk of seriously harming yourself more. Also, what you need to know is that if you delay or avoid going to see the doctor, the liable party’s insurance company will take that as an opportunity to deny you compensation and claim you don’t need it.
Every scene of any accident has evidence that needs to be collected. If you were hurt in a slip and fall, you should get a photo of whatever caused the accident. If there was an auto accident, there were probably witnesses and you should get their contact information. If you are too injured to do anything, you can call on a friend or family member. You can even hire an attorney who may be available to get to the scene of the incident and collect the evidence for you. Anything that you think is important pertaining to the accident, you should take a picture of.
There is an allotted amount of time for you to bring your claim or to settle it in civil court. In Utah, you have four years from the date of the accident to do this or you will be barred from receiving compensation. It is not a loose rule, and once that date passes, there is nothing anyone can do to fix it. Four years might be a long time, but it is not wise to wait to bring your claim. Your witnesses may forget important details, your evidence might disappear, and your case will subsequently be weakened.
To help make sure you are on track with everything, it is wise to hire an attorney early on. They will take over communication with the insurance company so that they can’t bully you into a low settlement offer. They will take the weight of this personal injury case off of your shoulders. If you are in need of a strong, dedicated, and experienced Utah personal injury lawyer, please call our office today to set up a free initial case evaluation.