Right after a car accident, it is expected for you to be disoriented and physically and emotionally stressed or harmed. Health should be your topmost priority, after all. However, when you are well and ready, you need to think about pursuing a personal injury claim for all that you went through.
Personal injury includes both physical and psychological injuries, and whether it is through negligence or wrongdoing, you have the right to claim for compensation.
Although this may vary in the state where you live in, there are mainly two types of compensation in personal injury case: special damages and general damages. Special damages are those reimbursed to you for any financial losses after you were injured. On the other hand, general damages refer to payments for the actual injury, pain, or suffering you received right after the car accident.
In non-sequential order, here are things that you need to secure to make your claim.
- Document. Document. Gather evidence that can determine who caused the car accident, as well as the damages caused by the auto wreck. You can take photos for documentation. A lack of evidence could hinder your claim for compensation.
- List down everything that has happened after the accident. This could include things like hospital visits, medical bills, and lost wages. It is vital that you take note of the entire process in order to avoid a vital step when you’re actually talking about your claims. Make sure to keep receipts, stubs, and tickets as well.
- List down the names and contact details of any person who could be a witness of the car accident. Try calling their contact numbers to confirm their identity and information.
- Take note or ask permission to record the conversation of you and other people who were involved in the car accident. This could serve as their testimony.
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Being a reputable name in the legal industry, Mike Warner of the Warner Law Firm in Amarillo Texas delivers a highly effective legal defense or representation. He is here to be both hands on and firm in bringing results for your personal injury claim. Contact him today to have your case heard and your claim made.