Filing a personal injury suit could enable you to gain much-needed - and deserved - compensation for an injury, helping you recover and continue on the path toward financial stability. However, knowing what to expect from your personal injury suit is vital if you really want to obtain the best outcome.
To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys about your case, contact us online or via phone at (423) 299-4489.
Your Insurer May Not Be On Your Side
Many people expect their insurance company to be on their side during personal injury suits, but that's rarely the case.
Insurance companies exist to make money off their policies. In other words, they rely on people paying more for insurance policies than they need to pay out to claimants. In most cases, insurers don't want to pay out policies, since doing so eats into their profits.
If you're pursuing a personal injury suit, don't expect your insurer or insurance representatives to fight hard for you. In many cases, the ideal outcome for insurers involves avoiding paying out policies. It's one of the reasons having a good lawyer on your side can be so helpful - an attorney will be there to fight for your rights, while insurance reps are there to try and ensure their company maximizes its profits.
Documenting Everything Meticulously Will Benefit You
In personal injury cases, it's vital that you show how the injury impacted you and your recovery process, especially if you want your insurance or the offending party to pay for the resulting costs.
Some things you'll want to keep a close record of include:
- Immediate material costs of the accident. This can include things like the value of a totaled vehicle in an auto accident, as well as any items inside that were also destroyed as a result of the accident.
- Calculations of missed or lost wages due to injury.
- Itemized hospital bills showing the costs of medication associated with the accident.
- Hospital records showcasing treatment procedures you must undergo to address the injury, including the projected cost of future health procedures such as ongoing physical therapy treatments that could last after the suit is resolved.
- Itemized bills showing auxiliary costs of the accident, such as treatments for mental health.
- Estimates of how the injury may continue to impact you and your career moving forward.
Having complete records of what it takes to get you back on your feet post-injury will help ensure you maximize the gains you receive from filing a personal injury suit.
Don't Hesitate to Work with Other Parties
Many lawyers advocate for working with various third-party professionals, such as law enforcement professionals, during personal injury suits. Accepting this kind of third-party assistance can help you get the best results from your case, enabling you to support assertions you make in your claim with evidence from respected authorities.
At Conner & Roberts, PLLC, we'll help ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your personal injury case. To schedule a consultation with our team for your dispute, contact us online or via phone at (423) 299-4489.