A person who has experienced an accident injury may be entitled to receive compensation for their personal injuries through the use of a personal injury claim. There are many aspects to consider when handling a personal injury claim that are of absolute necessity to assure that the victim receives appropriate compensation for their accident injuries.

Below is a list of some the various aspects of a personal injury claim, and examples of how to handle these aspects.

Timing of Your Personal Injury Case

The timing of personal injury cases can be crucial. Passage of too much time between the incident and commencement of the investigation and legal proceedings could damage, or even time-bar altogether, a potentially valuable claim. Therefore, immediate attention to and development of the claim is critical.

Personal Injury Liability

The memories of the persons involved in the accident in regard to what happened and how it occurred, tend to fade with the passage of time. Documentation which identifies the persons involved in the matter or present at the time of the accident and any statements made by those persons of anything important regarding how the accident occurred.

Moreover, steps should be taken to preserve tangible evidence. For example, in cases involving automobiles, car repair work should not be commenced until detailed photographs have been taken of the vehicle. A professional photographer, who knows what pictures to take, should be sent as soon as possible to take photos. In a slip or trip and fall case, the injured person’s shoes and soiled garments are important proof and should not be worn washed or repaired.

Personal Injury Damages

The types of damages for which the injured person may be compensated can include, for example, medical expenses, loss of earnings, impaired earning capacity, pain and suffering, and mental distress damages. Evaluating the amount of damages can be accomplished by such means as documenting the persons involved accounts of the injuries sustained and by reviewing medical records. Moreover, knowledge of the compensation awarded in cases involving similar injuries is important for helping to determine the appropriate amount of compensation to the injured person.

Morris Bart’s Personal Injury Attorneys are Here to Serve You

These are just some of the multitudes of aspects to consider when deciding how to handle a personal injury claim. The hiring of an attorney to handle the personal injury claim is an important decision that should be considered. The attorneys at Morris Bart, LLC Attorneys at Law are very experienced at handling personal injury claims. When considering how you to best handle your personal injury claim, contact our personal injury attorneys to represent your case.

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March 26, 2013 | Categories: Legal Tips |