Keeping a four-leaf clover in your pocket may help you feel a bit luckier throughout the day, but unfortunately it’s not going to do anything to actually help with the outcome of your injury case. We don’t leave things up to luck or chance, and you shouldn’t either when so much is on the line. So how can you work to take luck out of the equation? Below, we share five tips for solidifying your injury claim and reducing your likelihood of an unlucky outcome.
Five Ways To Strengthen Your Injury Claim
If you were injured in a car accident or another type of personal injury situation, you can work to take luck out of the process and increase your likelihood of a favorable outcome by doing these five things.
1. Connect With A Lawyer – The single best thing you can do to strengthen your claim, avoid being taken advantage of by the other side and avoid an unsatisfactory conclusion is to hire a lawyer. An injury lawyer makes their living developing strong injury claims and fighting back against the insurance company for their clients. Injury lawyers only get paid when you win your case, and because they take a small percentage of your award, they get more money when they secure a large award for their client. We’ll go to bat for you to get you the biggest award possible.
2. Photograph The Scene – If you were injured in a car accident or after slipping on ice, you’ll want to do what you can to document the scene unless you need immediate medical attention. Thankfully, a smartphone tends to make this process much easier. Grab your phone and take a bunch of pictures of the scene, the vehicle damage, your injuries or anything that may be helpful to your case. This will only help to strengthen your version of events.
3. Get Witness Information – If anyone witnessed your accident, be sure to get their contact information so that they can back up your claims. Their statement could be immensely helpful at confirming your version of events, so get a good contact phone number or email. Be sure that your lawyer has this information so that they can reach out on your behalf!
4. Seek Medical Attention Immediately – Don’t wait days to be seen by a doctor after an accident. All this does is send up red flags to the insurance company. They may wonder if you are really as injured as you claim, or if you suffered additional injuries afterwards that you are now trying to pass off. Nothing good can come of delaying a trip to the doctor if you are at all considering filing an injury claim, so head to an emergency room or urgent care facility to be evaluated as soon as possible.
5. Remember Your Allies – Finally, don’t accidentally tank your claim because you forgot who is on your side. You should be an open book to your lawyer, but to everyone else, you’ll want to be a bit more measured. Insurance companies are looking to limit their liability, and anything you say to another involved party at the scene could be used against you. Don’t admit fault or wrongdoing, because these types of statements can be taken out of context or used to make the other side’s case. You can really get into all the details with your lawyer, and while we’re not advocating lying to the other side, you’ll want to be direct in your answers and avoid oversharing when talking with the insurance agent.
If you really want to take luck out of the equation and make it easier to earn a favorable reward, reach out to Dean and the team at Margolis Law Firm for all your personal injury or workers’ compensation needs at (952) 230-2700.