Cases come and go every year for accidents of all kinds, whether it happened on the road, in the workplace or from a slip and fall outside of a restaurant. Some of these cases are resolved in the favor of the victim, but many of them are left unsettled, denied or thrown away because of a slip-up somewhere in the case process. Nothing adds to unjust personal injury quite like having a claim denied by the entity that caused the injury. That’s why you need the keys to achieving great case success with your accident case. Don’t let your case fall to the wayside.
Get quality legal representation. Please believe that the person or company you are bringing to court will have their lawyers ready. Nobody is going to ask you to settle outside of court over tea and without any lawyers. You want a lawyer (like one of our team at the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka) with a lot of experience handling these cases, one that will tie up the loose ends and ensure that you don’t get taken advantage of.
Understand that these are businesses in it to make profits. Even your insurance company is just a business making money from collecting monthly fees from policyholders. They are going to do what they need to make their profits, so you need to do everything in your power to be properly compensated.
Don’t wait to get your initial medical evaluation. One of the biggest factors that gets cases thrown away is that the policyholder waited far too long to receive a medical assessment. Look at it this way. You’re injured at a restaurant. You don’t report it right away but notice pain a few months later and see a doctor. They tell you that you have a fracture. When you go back to bring the restaurant to court, you learn that you took too long to receive medical consultation and that it jeopardizes your case. If you hurt yourself on someone else’s property, get yourself checked out sooner than later. Even if you don’t think it’ll turn into a catastrophic event, it’s good to play it safe.
Need an examination after the evaluation? Do it quickly as possible. Also, be careful to only answer questions you absolutely have to. Having a medical examination may be part of the legal process and you might have to go to quite a few doctor’s visits. However, it can only hurt you to fight these medical examinations. The first diagnosis is the most crucial—the diagnosis that makes your case a reality. Everything after that is just an attempt to defer your claim. Consult your legal professional about the best course of action with medical examinations.
If you’re dealing with a work-related injury, and you still have to work, stay working! Take what you’re given by them for now, and bide your time while your case settles. Many companies try to use their influence to help the cases resolve themselves. However, if you’ve been injured and can no longer return to your old line of work and have to settle for a new job, that company deserves to be brought to justice, regardless of how nice they are to you after the injury.
We can give you many other keys to success with your personal injury or accident-related case. Don’t hesitate; call the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka today for more information at 856.665.5709.
If you are hurt and need help, contact us immediately so we can go to work for you. We help injured people get compensation and medical treatment so they can get back to health and their daily activities without having to deal with the insurance companies.