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Florida Personal Injury Claim Tips

  • Protecting your right to receive compensation after a personal injury in Florida is a matter of following a few, easy steps. 

    Failing to take follow through in a few key areas could result in you losing your chance to file a claim.

    In the meantime, check out these tips, and don’t hesitate to contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer who can help you maximize your settlement amount. 

    What To Do After a Personal Injury in Florida

    Visit a Trusted Doctor – There are two benefits for seeking medical attention in the wake of your personal injury in Florida. Visiting a doctor or other trusted medical professional can set you on the right path for recovery or management of your injuries. Also, consulting your doctor demonstrates to the insurance company your injuries, now in the official record, were serious enough you went to the doctor to get them checked out. 

    Document Everything at the Scene of the Accident – Take pictures of any damaged property, and try to get the contact information of the responsible party, including insurance and contact info. If it’s a car accident, wait on scene until a police officer arrives who can file their own report. Finally, write down anything else you can remember from the accident, and try to get witnesses to collaborate your version of events. 

    Keep Tabs on Your Expenses – After your accident, you're bound to suffer economic losses in the form of lost wages from missed work, medical bills, and pharmaceutical costs, among other things. Work to thoroughly track all of these expenses, as they could be the basis of your personal injury compensation. 

    Don’t Jump at the First Offer from the Insurance Company – It’s beneficial for both parties, in theory, to skip the draining process of going to court and settle for fair compensation. That said, you should be wary of any insurance company who tries to push fast settlement on you. There’s a good chance you could get more money out of extending negotiations. Finally, you could even take your claim to court if need be to continue the fight for the compensation you deserve. 

    In the end, one of the best things you can do is bring on a lawyer with experience in the area related to your accident who can use their knowledge to help maximize your chances of recovering a settlement. 

    Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

    Injured in an accident? Don’t miss your chance to recover a settlement—let an experienced personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo review your case for free. 

    Call them at 561-659-6366 or visit them online to get stared today.