What to Do When Injured Due to Negligence
You’re having a simple, summer barbecue with a few of your closest friends. You walk into your neighborhood grocery store to pick up a few items, and slip on chicken grease that was not cleaned up by the store management, nor were you alerted to its presence. Your injuries include hitting your head, needing stitches, and injuring your back, possibly permanently, as a result. From what you can tell, this clearly appears to be personal injury case. The worst part about a personal injury are the long-term results or even suffering a permanent disability. As a result of an innocent activity, through someone else’s negligence, you end up injured, either short-term or long-term and, from this moment onward, your life has changed. Because of this, you should be compensated for your pain and suffering.
You seek compensation for your injury that now requires you to pay medical bills and suffer lost time at work. But, how do you do this? What are the steps you take to file a personal injury claim, including making sure you have done all your homework to guarantee your case is as effective as possible?
At a time when you don’t feel your best, it is important to take certain steps to make sure you’ve covered all your bases in order to file and win your personal injury claim, whether your claim is the result of an accident, illness or injury.
First, there are two things to keep in mind as you go through your initial experience with this process:
Negligence – every personal injury claim must include negligence on the part of the person or party responsible, and this factor must be proven.
Responsibility – if you are found to be responsible for any part of the negligence, this could greatly impact the compensation you receive. This is why you must follow these two steps to make sure you collected everything you need to support these two facts.
The following steps will help insure you are fully prepared to file a personal injury claim. If possible try, yourself, to obtain all this information or possibly have someone close to you or the situation follow these steps for you:
- Make as many notes as possible of all the details surrounding your accident or injury.
- Take photographs of the area and the injuries you suffered.
- Notify the police to file a police report.
- Obtain contact information from all witnesses.
- Notify your insurance company if you were involved in an automobile accident.
- If at work, report your injury to management imediately.
- Seek medical attention as soon as is possible for a full examination.
- Get copies of all paperwork filed at work, including time off from work.
- Call a reputable Ogden injury lawyer, like Morgan Law Firm.
Once our Ogden law firm is contacted, you will:
- Meet with one of our attorneys or claims assessors.
- Your claim will be processed.
- Claim will be either accepted or disputed.
We work closely with every one of our
Ogden clients to make sure your claim is as detailed and supportive as possible to have the best opportunity to win your claim.
We are available 24/7 and work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning no legal fees are paid unless you win the case. We will come to you, no matter where you are located, at home or in any Ogden, or surrounding area, hospital to help you get started on your claim as soon as possible. Call Ogden injury lawyer Dave Morgan directly on his cell phone, at (208) 789-2098, or contact us online and let us show you how we can help.