Crippling medical bills, loss of earnings and a real blow to your mental and physical health, when you’re the victim of someone else’s negligence the affects can be devastating for you and your family for months, possibly years to come. What you need is a legal representative who will take care of the legalities of your case, someone who will have your best interests at heart and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve so you can get your life back on track.
But just hiring a good lawyer doesn’t always mean you’ll get the result you want and deserve. You need to strengthen your case as much as possible and here are 5 ways you can do this.
Don’t wait to file your case
As soon as an injury occurs, the clock is ticking. You need to bring your case as soon as possible if you want your case to have plenty of strength and weight behind it in the courtroom. The time limit to file your case is known as the statute of limitations – click here to find out more about New Hampshire medical malpractice statute of limitations – once time has run out, and it varies state to state and case to case, you will no longer be able to claim. The sooner you file your case, the sooner you’ll be able to gather the evidence you need to strengthen your case.
Like in any court case, the evidence plays a huge part in the end result. So you need to make sure that yours is in your favour. If you’ve slipped and fallen, had a car accident or sustained injuries etc it’s important that you take photographs of the scene and anything that will strengthen your version of events. No detail is too small, so take plenty of photographs or ask someone to help you if you’re physically incapable. You’ll also need to gather the information of anyone who was present, including passers-by, fellow employees etc and ensure that you get a copy of the police report if one was taken.
Get medical help
The amount of compensation you receive all depends on the accurate documentation of the injuries you have sustained. When you’re injured its important that you seek medical help as soon as possible (not forgetting to photograph your injuries). Your doctor will make a record of your injuries, and any follow up health care plan that you need. You should also consider the mental and physiological effect that this has had on you.
Value your claim fully
From emotional damages to physical problems, the effect on your children, loss of earnings, the medical bills, trauma etc. Make sure that you’re aware of the different kinds of damages that you could also fall victim to. An experienced and professional personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you on what damages you could and should claim for.
Avoid posting on social media
If you’re claiming that you can’t walk and then your Facebook profile shows you running a marathon, then it will harm your case. Avoid using your social media to talk about the case or post anything that might contradict your claims.