When you have been
personally injured in an accident that is clearly due to someone else’s negligence
or wrongdoing, you could understandably be assuming that you will be reimbursed
for any medical or repairs bills you have to pay out of your own pocket.
You might even be thinking that you will receive additional financial
compensation for your needless pain and suffering. After all, what happened
wasn’t your fault. Right?
Even when a personal injury case seems like it should be open-and-close
– such as a car accident caused by a speeding motorist who raced
through a red light intersection – understanding the details is
absolutely critical. Insurance companies want to know exactly what happened
and who is to blame. If you don’t take the time to prove that the
responsible party is liable, fingers might end up pointing right at you.
Three Important Steps After an Accident
Identify the responsible party: Whether you were bitten by an aggressive dog or fell down a slippery flight
someone can be found accountable for what happened. It is important for you to
try to get information from whomever that may be. You will want their
name, address, telephone number, and any relevant insurance information,
such as when you have been in a traffic collision.
Gather ample evidence: If possible, try to take pictures of the scene of your accident immediately
after it happens. Pictures do speak a thousand words, so get ready to
fill up a novel by snapping shots from every angle possible. You should
also speak to any eyewitnesses that are nearby. From their different vantage
point, they may have seen something crucial that you could have otherwise
Speak to a lawyer: Unfortunately, it isn’t likely that the liable party will accept
full responsibility for what their negligence has done. To ensure that
your personal injury claims are founded on strong evidence and supported
by a solid case, you will want to work with a personal injury attorney
from the get-go. After all, two heads really are better than one.
Ready to Get Started?
When you work with our Irvine personal injury attorney from The Law Offices
of Thomas E. Rockett, III, you can start out with a
no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation. We will want to analyze your injuries, any property damage caused by
the accident, and your medical records to determine the right amount of
compensation you should be rewarded. This sum should help you pay for
medical bills, repair costs, wages lost as you recover, and any emotional
trauma you may have suffered. A brighter, more-stable future can begin
with just a phone call, so dial