If you have been injured you might want to claim compensation. Sustaining an injury can mean you have to take time off work to get the medical care you need. In addition to this, you might also have to rely on your medical insurance to pay those costly medical bills.
The good news is that you might be able to get some help. However, this all depends on the kind of accident you had and if someone else was at fault. If you think someone else was at fault for your accident you might be entitled to make a personal injury claim. However, there are a few things you need to do first:
Gather all the Evidence Together
Gather together as much evidence as you can. This includes any photographs you have taken and any witness statements. You might be lucky and get a witness statement but if you can’t, ask for the names and address of the witnesses, if they are still around. Some will be happy to give you their details, some might not.
Make a Note of What Happened
Now it’s time for you to make a note of what happened during the accident and after it occurred. You should also note down what the weather was like (if it’s relevant), what the road conditions were like, how much light there was, as so on. All of these details can help you with an injury law case.
Try to make a note of everything you can remember. The sooner you do this, the more likely it is that you’ll remember what happened. Chances are that in 2 to 3 days your memory of the accident will not be as good as it is now. So make sure you write everything down as soon as you can.
If another person was injured ask them to make a note too so that you have their perspective.
Ask for a Copy of your Medical Reports
You cannot prove to a court of law that you broke your arm, for example, in an accident if you do not have your medical records. The court might realize that your arm has been broken but you will have to prove that you broke it in the accident. This is why it’s essential you ask for a copy of your medical reports. The court will see that you have sustained an injury which means you’re more likely to receive compensation.
Ask for Legal Help
Finally, you will need to ask for legal help. It’s never a good idea to try to take a personal injury case to court by yourself. Ask for legal help so that a lawyer can represent you in court, should it come to it. They will help you to understand how successful your case could be and if it’s worth going to court.
If you have been injured in an accident and it was not your fault, use the above tips to get the help you need and deserve.