With more accidents on the road, work related accidents and slips, trips and falls being reported than ever before, the McAleer Law Firm has revealed the 6 top tips to help victims successfully make Personal Injury Claims.
1. Write everything down
For victims of accidents, it is important to keep as much information as possible. Claimants need to get the names and addresses of everyone who was involved in the accident, including any witnesses. If the victim is incapacitated to the point that they cannot do this for themselves, then someone else needs to take control of the situation and get these details written down.
Keeping a note of all medical appointments attended, diagnoses, prescribed medication and details of all symptoms will also help in pursuing personal injury claims. It can be a good idea to start a diary or journal, noting down events of importance or the development of new symptoms when they happen.
2. Take photos where possible
It is said that a picture tells a thousand words, and never has that been truer than in the world of personal injury claims law. A few years ago, it would have been very unusual to expect the prosecution to be able to produce photographs of a vehicle collision, a poorly maintained pavement that caused a trip or other pictorial evidence to support their case. However, with so many people owning mobile phones with cameras on board these days, it is easier than ever for people to snap a picture of the situation as it happens. Victims with photographic evidence will find the defence has far less room for manoeuvre and therefore their claim can be processed much more quickly and smoothly than it would without the images.
3. Keep everything in a folder or file
If there is one thing that many personal injury law firms have learned through its years of involvement in the personal injury claims industry, it is that these processes are easier if you stay organized. With this in mind, its’ a good idea to start a file or folder for your personal injury claim as early on as possible. Even if the victim doesn’t file things in any sort of order, just having all the necessary paperwork in one place will inevitably take the stress out of making a claim. When you become a client of McAleer Law, we provide a folder for you to help with this.
4. Get Expert Advice
McAleer Law Firm offers expert advice and a free consultation. If you have any questions or if you are wondering if you have a case, the best thing to do is call us at 404-816-7374.