Maximizing Your Personal Injury Claim

After a serious injury, you are going to need compensation for your medical care costs and lost income due to missed workdays. You will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney. You can also maximize your chances of success by following necessary steps to build a strong case when filing a personal injury claim.

We can advise you on how to help yourself as we help you pursue maximum available compensation after an accidental injury. Contact the Law Offices of John W. Brown for a free consultation at our Pittsburgh office or in your home or hospital.

Important Action Steps That May Maximize Your Claim

There are various steps that you can take to maximize your personal injury claim, but the two most important are seeking medical attention and consulting with a lawyer.

Getting prompt medical attention and following doctors' orders are important to your health and your case. The claims adjuster may investigate if you have sought medical attention and followed up with further care as needed. If you have refused any treatment, this may factor into the determination of your compensation.

Consulting with a lawyer is the second step necessary for maximizing your claim. A personal injury lawyer has the experience needed to negotiate effectively with insurers of the negligent party. Your attorney can also take over much of the work communicating with your doctor about your progress so that you can focus on recovering.

Additional action steps you should take to strengthen the case for your personal injury claim include the following:

  1. Be direct and honest with police, doctors and your insurance company after an accident. However, do not engage in lengthy questioning or investigations before contacting an attorney.
  2. Save evidence about the accident. Take pictures at the scene of the accident, if possible. Gather eyewitnesses' contact information. Find out where your wrecked car was towed. Take pictures of your injuries, if possible. All evidence can help your attorney advocate effectively for you.
  3. Give your doctor permission to discuss medical information with your lawyer. It is important to keep your lawyer in the loop about your progress, any regression of your health and your prognosis. Your attorney will use this information when arguing on your behalf with the liable party's insurance claims adjusters.
  4. Explore with your lawyer all potential sources of compensation such as private accidental injury insurance policies.
  5. Stay in consistent communication with your lawyer. Be prepared to respond to settlement offers in your best interests, to ensure you are being compensated fairly. If necessary, you and your attorney may decide your case should go to trial.

Have your case evaluated by an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of John W. Brown. Contact us by email or by calling 412-567-0335 or 877-391-0998.