How To Expedite Legal Action in Your Personal Injury Case
If you have been injured in any kind of a Florida accident that looks like it was someone else’s fault, you might be wondering what to expect in a typical personal injury case and how long it takes for the process to be finished. Even after you have made the wise decision to entrust your case to experienced personal injury attorneys, it may seem like your lawsuit is taking forever to resolve and can be emotionally draining for someone who is trying to recover even from injuries that you suspect won’t be permanently debilitating. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take that can help you help your attorneys expedite legal action in your case.
- Collecting evidence that helps prove the other party is liable. Winning a personal injury lawsuit becomes exponentially less challenging the more evidence that there is to prove your case. In particular here because Florida is a comparative negligence state, keep in mind that a plaintiff’s recovery of damages will be reduced if it is determined that the plaintiff is partially at fault for an accident. Therefore, you’ll want to collect evidence that can help it be clearly demonstrated that fault lies solely with the other party by making sure you file a police report, get witnesses’ contact information, and take pictures of the scene.
- Obtaining the appropriate medical help. If you are injured in an accident, you should always seek appropriate medical care promptly. Even if you believe your injuries do not require immediate emergency treatment at the scene of the accident, you still need to consider the non-critical care options available to you and pursue an alternative form of medical treatment as soon as possible. You can always visit an emergency room or go to an urgent care center, or you can even contact your primary care provider or advice nurse for their recommendations about your situation. Regardless of which option you choose, the important thing is that you do not delay seeking a medical evaluation. In addition, it is equally important that you continue your medical treatment until your doctor explicitly tells you to stop.
- Not doing anything that could jeopardize your credibility. It is essential that you recognize that the impression of your character can be just as important of an element of the case as any evidence that you and your attorney gather. Any discrepancy within the critical evidence of record can harm your case. That means that you should always be completely truthful beginning with the police when they are authoring a police report and throughout your treatment when reporting the current state of your injuries to your doctor. Minimize interactions with insurance companies by directing them to interact with you through your attorney. In addition, stay away from social media as much as possible and the unfortunate simplicity with which you inadvertently can post something harmful to your case.
Reach Out for Help Today
You should obtain legal assistance today if the negligent actions of another driver in a car accident have resulted in injury for you or somebody you care about. With the Fort Myers personal injury attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm by your side, you will have the help of a legal team that has the experience to fully investigate your case and the dedication to work on your behalf in order to maximize the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact us today.
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