Personal Injury

What to Do When You’ve Suffered a Personal Injury

When you or a loved one has been involved in an accident or have had a serious injury, there are certain steps that you need to take for your health and wellbeing. It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly what you should do, especially when the reason for the injury is someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence.

Get Medical Help

In the immediate aftermath of a personal injury, the most important thing to do is make sure that the injured party has the medical help they need. Depending on the nature of the accident and the severity of the injury, the type and amount of medical help required can vary. It’s important to have documentation of the incident, though, and things like medical records will help in your case.

Contact an Attorney

Personal injury cases can be complex, and it is not something you want to try to handle on your own. Often, the other party’s attorneys or insurance companies will try to give you a low settlement offer just to stop you from filing a claim against them. You want to have an attorney on your side who can handle the other party’s attorneys for you, and who can make sure you are getting what you deserve in compensation. When other people were at fault, they need to be held accountable.

Collect Information and Evidence for the Investigation

You will want to start collecting information and evidence as soon as you can after the incident. You should write down information about what happened, talk with any witnesses to the incident, take photos, etc. The more documentation you have the better. Most of the time, when you are working with an attorney, they will handle most or all of the investigative processes.

Your attorney will likely have a lot of questions for you, as well. They want to have the full picture of everything that happened. It is important that you are honest about the injury you suffered and what occurred.

Start the Process Soon

After a personal injury, you mustn’t wait too long to get started on your journey to receive compensation for your injuries. In the state of Illinois, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim. You want to act as soon as possible after the accident. To find out more, reach out to us here at Grewer Law Group P.C. We would love to help you maneuver your time immediately after a personal injury so you protect your rights. Call us and let us help you, today.

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