Three Steps to Take After Experiencing a Personal Injury
Have you been injured due to the fault or negligence of another person, business, or public entity? Then you need to take these three essential steps to ensure you receive the proper care and compensation.
- Seek medical care as needed – Some shy away from medical care due to the expense. Others don’t think they were injured that badly. However, later you may begin to experience symptoms of a whiplash injury, post-concussion syndrome, or even post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of an accident.
- Gather evidence – Photographs of the scene are usually the best form of evidence. This is especially true in the wake of a car accident or a slip and fall injury. There may also be a police report or accident report. If so, be sure to get a copy. Keep track of all of your medical bills and any missed work. These are tangible losses and are necessary if you are going to seek compensation for the injury.
- Hire an experienced personal injury attorney – After a personal injury, an insurance company usually takes over to determine if there is a possible claim. They may even offer a settlement. Never sign anything without legal counsel. Remember that the insurance company is thinking about their own bottom line first.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Southern California
Petrov Law Firm is here to help you get what you deserve from the insurance company that is handling your personal injury settlement. Give us a call at 619.344.0360 today to get our experienced attorneys on your side.