First thing first, Be Cool and organize your thoughts. If you were injured in a automobile accident in Los Angeles, California, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim for monies against negligent parties. If you are hurt, you Must ERTH.
E – Evidence
Gather as much evidence as possible from the scene of the accident. People love pictures. Use that great camera on that expense cell phone and knock yourself out.
R – Record
Document, record, and note all financial and medical injuries and losses. Good idea to keep an ongoing journal log of the injuries and affects. Pain, Fatigue tenderness or any type of inconvenience or loss is fair game. Your medical records are extremely important, make sure to keep records of any and all visits to medical providers including hospitals and medical care professionals. Your employment records are very important as well. Make sure to note how much time, money, and opportunity you have lost as a result.
T – TIME!
Time is of the essence. Follow proper timely procedure to ensure the success and preservation of your injury claim. This can include but not limited to, seeking timely medical attention and filing a timely claim. Statutory time limitations exist for different types of personal injury claims. For example, a personal injury claim against a Government Entity must be formally filed within six (6) months from the date of injury; otherwise, your claim is lost. This is tricky, read our #MUST662 blog for more info here.
H – Help
Get professional assistance for god’s sake. We do not pull our own teeth anymore so don’t make this more painful than it is. Time and time again, clients trying to sort through the technicalities often face the ultimate consequence of losing their valued personal injury claim. Yes, you are right, this is a biased opinion coming from us. Thus, even if you do not contact our firm, make sure to get a free consult with a experienced personal injury lawyer beforehand. Most of the time these cases are on a contingency fee and the lawyer(s) only make money if they win. The amount of value that an experienced personal injury law firms will add to your case, by no reservation, outweighs the portion of the recovery that will be paid.
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