Whenever an accident occurs, there are several actions that a person could take to help strengthen their personal injury claim. In addition to documenting an injury with medical records and photos, an experienced personal injury attorney could guide an individual through the legal process. Because of this, following some best practices after an accident occurs could help you receive the compensation you deserve, whether you were struck by a car, bitten by a dog, injured in a maritime collision, or in any other type of accident.
Receiving medical treatment not only ensures that you are safe and healthy, but also provides documentation for your injury. Receiving treatment following an injury creates a medical record that could later be used in litigation. In cases where a medical record is not present, insurance companies may attempt to use a lack of medial documentation against you. An insurance company could argue that an individual did not receive medical treatment because they were either not injured or their injury was insignificant. Because of this, receiving medical treatment could be critical to your case.
In addition to seeking medical treatment, taking photos after an accident could also help your case. Having photos of an injury following an accident could serve as further evidence that an accident occurred. Additionally, connecting a photo with an injury description could help demonstrate the severity of an injury and the steps needed to make a recovery. It is also helpful to take photos of damaged vehicles, road conditions, and anything else that may have played a part in the accident in order to use it as evidence.
Lastly, a knowledgeable personal injury attorney could advise you on the law and help you proceed with your case. When selecting a lawyer, you may want to consider someone who has been board-certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court. To become board certified, a lawyer must pass a rigorous evaluation that measures skills, knowledge, and integrity. Less than two percent of lawyers in Tennessee have received board certification.
After an accident occurs, many individuals have difficulty determining how to best navigate their personal injury claim. An experienced lawyer from The Law Office of David E. Gordon could examine the specifics of your case and help determine the best path forward. To speak to one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact us today.