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Personal Injury FAQ

Posted August 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

One of the top injury lawyers Charlottesville, VA trusts can help dispute legal issues that may arise after an individual suffers harm from an injury or accident due to someone else’s negligence. There are several situations where personal injury lawyers could provide necessary legal advice to help you gain the compensation you deserve. These situations include but are not limited to:

  • Construction accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Automobile accidents
  • Defective products
  • Dogs bites
  • Medical malpractice

What should I do right after suffering from an injury?

The most important thing for you to do is to consider your well-being and seek medical attention if needed. After your medical needs have been properly cared for, it is recommended that you seek legal counsel. It is best to contact a law firm sooner rather than later to prevent losing crucial pieces of evidence that could be permanently lost. It is not unusual for personal injury cases to undergo investigation, so having as much evidence as possible will help your case win.

How can I increase my chances of gaining the highest amount of compensation possible?

In order to obtain fair compensation, you should hire a skilled attorney to help defend your case. In addition, there are some steps you can take and other you should avoid that can help maximize your compensation total.

What you should do:

  • Seek medical attention as quickly as possible
  • Take photos of the incident
  • If possible, collect information from the individual that caused the accident, such as their name and phone number.
  • Take photos and/or videos of the accident if possible

What you should not do:

  • Try to speak with the insurance company of the other party without a lawyer present
  • Ignore any advice or orders given to you by the doctor
  • Talk about the accident on social media

If I have been injured what are my rights?

If another person’s carelessness caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, personal damage, and emotional health.

If I was injured at work, what should I do?

After a workplace injury, you should file a worker’ compensation claim. This can help recover some of your damages. The top 5 most common workplace injuries include:

  1. Falling from heights
  2. Overexertion
  3. Slipping and/or tripping
  4. Falling objects
  5. Reaction injuries

These types of accidents can lead to high medical bills and lost wages. However, through workers’ compensation and the help of a skilled lawyer, you may receive reimbursement for the damages.

Consider Hiring a Lawyer

No one can fully prevent an accident from occurring and unfortunately, they happen far too often. When an unfortunate event takes place, you deserve the legal assistance to help you financially get back on your feet. Don’t stress about the legal issues, leave those issues to us.

 


 

Thank you to our friends and contributors at MartinWren, P.C. for their insight into personal injury cases.

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