If you have recently suffered from an injury at the hands of someone, then you are more than likely pursuing a personal injury case. Here at Bernstein | Polsky, we encourage you to seek justice and get the closure you deserve. However, we also want to give you advice on 5 of the most vital steps you take when opening up a personal injury case. While following these five steps may be difficult, we promise that your case will go a lot smoother and be more successful because of it.
Step 1: Call an Attorney
Once you’re certain you are injured, you have to act fast! We recommend calling an attorney right away because the situation can get confusing quickly. Also, the chances are high that the person or company who caused your injury is going to lawyer up. They may even go as far as to claim that what happened was self-inflicted. Also, having an experienced attorney that you have researched is going to give you better results and a greater chance of higher compensation.
Step 2: Do Not Talk to Anyone Else About the Case
Step number 2 is vital. Do not talk to anyone except your attorney about your case. We say this with emphasis because the insurance company and claims adjuster are not going to be on your side the way you think. The only person who is looking out for you in this situation is your attorney. Talking to other entities can result in your case being dismissed before it even hits the floor. There is nothing that hurts more than seeing a victim’s case compromised.
Step 3: Avoid Social Media
In modern-day, this step has to be said. People tend to immediately announce to social media that something has happened to them. While this isn’t always a bad thing, it is when you are pursuing a personal injury case. Posting to social media lets the other legal team and the insurance companies that you are doing just fine. Someone who has a lot on their plate and is injured would not prioritize posting on their social media profiles. They will assume this situation is not a big deal for you or some type of gimmick, and it could compromise your case.
Step 4: Stay in Contact With Your Doctor
Avoiding the doctor and doctor’s appointments is the last thing you want to do. Be sure to go to every check-up, answer or return every phone call, and be honest with your doctor about your symptoms. Any action that downplays the severity of your injuries should be avoided. The other legal team will see that you are skipping appointments and phone calls and assume that you are fine. If, for whatever reason, you cannot make an appointment, be sure to reschedule it as soon as possible.
Step 5: Seek Maximum Compensation
Last but not least, seek maximum compensation for your injuries. The saying, “reach for the stars, but aim for the moon”, is accurate here. The higher you ask, the better off you will be. Even if you don’t get the full amount, you can have peace of mind that you will see at least most of what you wanted. Many insurance companies will try and pay out as little as possible, making it critical to take a stand and ask for as much as possible.
Contact Us Today!
If you do not yet have an attorney, reach out to our team at Bernstein | Polsky at (954) 997-9947 to get a value on your case. We will be able to tell you what your case is worth and what we can do for you. When it comes to personal injury, you should always seek justice, and the team here at Bernstein | Polsky wants to help you do just that!