March 11, 2024

Navigating a personal injury can be a daunting and overwhelming process. From medical bills and insurance claims to legal proceedings, the complexities can add extra stress to a difficult situation. Seeking legal counseling early on can help you understand more about the personal injury claims process and the different options you may have for receiving fair compensation. 

What is a Personal Injury?

A personal injury refers to the physical, mental, and/​or emotional harm and damages that result from another individual/party’s intentional actions or negligence. Some common examples of personal injuries include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability, and workplace injuries. 

What do I do after a Personal Injury?

Seek Medical Attention: The first step to take after enduring a personal injury is to seek adequate medical attention. Your health is your top priority so it is important to get proper medical care to mitigate any further harm as well as to document the injuries that have been caused. 

Document the Incident: The next step is to record the details of the incident to the best of your ability. This includes taking pictures of your injuries, collecting witness’s contact information, and keeping an account of details such as information on how the injury happened and the circumstances present at the time of the injury. This information will be beneficial when you officially file a personal injury claim by initiating insurance claims and/​or legal proceedings. 

Consult with an Attorney: It is crucial to consult with an attorney in order to receive fair compensation for the injury and other damages that may be involved such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc. An attorney will advocate for you when initiating the claims process and negotiating fair compensation from your insurance company. Additionally, they will aid in the legal proceedings against the opposing party and will ensure that you will be able to attain fair compensation for the complete extent of your losses. 

Stay Informed on Your Claim: Even with the guidance of an experienced attorney, it is essential that you are educated on your rights responsi­bilities throughout the process of your personal injury claim. By being aware of important deadlines such as when documents/​evidence needs to be submitted to your insurance company, court dates as well as the statute of limitations present in your state, you can help ensure that your personal injury claim process is as efficient as possible. 

At Ball Eggleston, our team of experienced lawyers recognize the challenges you may face in the personal injury claims process. Our attorneys are dedicated to simplifying this intricate process as well as ensuring that your personal injury claim is handled with the utmost care and expertise so that you can get the compensation you deserve!