Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, and you are drowning under the weight of medical bills and expenses, or you are out of work and feel like you are losing money left and right, then you may want to discuss your situation with a St. Louis personal injury lawyer as soon as possible about your personal injury case.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
If you are struggling financially due to an accident, then you are probably wondering how a personal injury lawyer can help you. Because, of course, personal injury lawyers cost money, right?
But the truth is a good personal injury lawyer will work with you to get you the best possible settlement for your case—and you often won’t have to pay a dime unless you win your case. In addition, you can also fight for legal fees in a settlement.
Before You Get Started…
Before you get started, there are various factors, including forms of evidence and accident details that all have a hand in preparing your personal injury case. It’s important to remember that each case is unique in its own way.
If you have talked with a friend, neighbor or family member about an accident or personal injury case they had, remember that yours will probably be different in some way, shape or form…
So how do you really know if you have a personal injury case?
Here are some things to consider while you are thinking about your personal injury case:
- Document the Details. Seek immediate medical attention after an accident. Be sure to also document details such as the physician who examined you, the details of the analysis (if any), and any medications, therapy, etc. that you may have been prescribed. Be sure to get all this information in writing.
- Record the Details. Think about your accident. What happened? Did someone hit you in your vehicle? Was the driver or the other party acting negligently in some way? It’s important to think about the details of your accident and record them immediately.
- Get the Reports. If you were involved in an auto accident of some kind, then be sure to also obtain a copy of the police report. No personal injury claim related to a car or auto accident of any kind will be considered viable without a copy of the police report.
Of course we use auto accidents as the basis for determining if you have a personal injury case, but the truth is product liability cases and construction and warehouse accidents and cases can happen, too.
All in all, most accidents involve taking care of injuries, reporting the accident to authorities, and documenting how the accident happened and the outcome. All this information should be provided to your St. Louis personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to help you with your case.
The Law Offices of Joe Phillips offers free initial consultations to help you to determine if you have a personal injury case on your hands after a recent accident. To learn more about how a St. Louis personal injury lawyer can help you, call our office today at (314) 862-3535 ext. 211.