After a serious accident in or around Houston, you may have a lot of questions and unsure about how to cover the medical bills and other expenses piling up. The best thing you can do is work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can strengthen your case and ultimately win compensation in your personal injury claim or lawsuit.
If you’re unsure of what steps to take, read below and reach out to The Krist Law Firm, P.C. With a history or success and years of experience, speak with our lawyers today. Call us at (281) 283-8500 for a free, no risk consult.
We will listen to your story, explain how to build the strongest possible case, and do it all for no upfront cost. We only get paid when you recover compensation.
7 Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Injury Case
While our personal injury attorneys will always help you establish the best possible case for everything you deserve , here are some steps you can take as well:
1. Go To The Doctor
Immediately after an accident, you should seek emergency medical attention, either at a trauma center like Texas Medical Center or in an emergency room. If you don’t go to an ER, you can still see your primary care doctor as soon as possible after an accident to document your injuries.
In order to get compensation after an accident, you need to prove that the injuries were directly caused by the accident. By going to the doctor quickly after an accident, you are making a connection between the incident and your injuries.
Common injuries after accidents include whiplash, broken bones, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burns. Emergency medical centers are the best places to get treatments for these conditions because they have a full array of doctor specialists and medical supplies.
2. Take Pictures and Videos
Immediately after the accident, whether it’s a car accident or
These pictures can be used later to recreate what happened during your accident. Sometimes we will even use an expert witness, such as an accident reconstructionist, to recreate the incident. Determining what happened can help prove who is at fault.
3. Keep an Injury Journal
After your accident, you should keep a journal of how your injuries progress and how they impact your life. You deserve the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering that you experience in the days after your incident. The best way to prove that is to document it every day in a journal.
4. Continue Seeing Doctors as Recommended
Although seeing a doctor immediately after an accident is important, follow up care is essential as well. You will need to prove future expenses, which will come through a treatment plan as recommended by your doctors and specialists. If you fail to include future medical expenses in your settlement or personal injury lawsuit, you may run out of money and still have bills to pay.
5. Get Statements from Work About Your Duties
You may be unable to work for weeks, months, or even years after a serious accident. This can result in significant loss of wages. In fact, your total earning capacity may even be reduced. You should speak with your employer and get statements about your duties, and then have your doctors weigh in on whether or not you can complete those responsibilities.
If you are unable to continue working in the same capacity, we can get you compensation to cover lost wages and loss of earning capacity. We know you need to cover living expenses as quickly as possible, so we will help you get money as quickly as possible.
6. Organize Your Documents
You will likely have hundreds of medical records, bills, and insurance claim documents after an accident. While your lawyer should help you collect everything you need, you should keep these records as organized as possible.
You can keep them in folders, binders, or other organization accessories. It’s often best to keep everything in chronological order so when you’re asked for a specific document it is easy to find.
7. Call a Personal Injury Attorney as Soon as Possible
Insurance companies will call you quickly after an accident. They often want to mitigate their responsibility. You should work with an attorney who will deal with this legal process for you. You shouldn’t have to handle the stress alone. The Krist Law Firm, P.C. has decades of experience fighting against insurance companies that don’t want to pay appropriate settlements.
Call us today at (281) 283-8500 for a free, initial consultation. Let us help make your case as strong as possible, so you get everything you need and deserve after a serious accident.