If you are the victim of a serious injury, you may be entitled to compensation. A serious injury can affect every part of your life, including your work, your family life, your ability to continue your education, and your enjoyment of everyday activities. Pain, loss of work, disfigurement, medical bills and loss of ability to work in the future all may be compensable in a personal injury claim. Whether you are injured on the job, in a place of business, in a car accident, or elsewhere, you may have a claim for personal injury or worker’s compensation. To see if you have a claim for your injuries, contact a lawyer right away. Hertz law firm can provide excellent representation in injury claims.
After You Have Been Injured
The first step to take after you have been injured is to see a medical professional right away. For all serious injuries, do not refuse treatment. In many cases, especially after a car accident, injuries do not hurt as severely right after the accident as they do after 2 or 3 days. Therefore, it is important to seek treatment right away if you believe you may be injured, even if you are not in serious pain. Rather than waiting to see if you will feel better later, go to the emergency room. Do not refuse treatment advised by the doctor, such as x-rays or MRIs, and follow up with the course of treatment recommended by the emergency room doctor. You may also want to seek additional treatment such as going to see a chiropractor. In some cases, surgery or additional testing is advisable. Be sure to explain all symptoms to your medical providers and follow up on treatment. If you are unable to pay for treatment or prescriptions, consult your doctor or your attorney to see if there may be additional options.
Your Legal Claim
To preserve your rights, seek legal advice as soon as possible following an accident. Never admit fault to a law enforcement officer. Do not make a statement to an insurance adjuster without consulting your attorney first. Take photographs of all injuries, and if there is property damage, such as damage to a car, take pictures of that, too. Make sure to print out a hard copy as soon as possible of any photos saved in digital form, in case they are lost. It is good to have multiple copies.
You may want to make an account of your day-to-day life while recovering from your injuries, in case you are required to testify at a deposition or a trial later on, so that you can remember what you experienced while you were healing from the injury. If symptoms get worse or you continue to experience pain even after your doctor has released you from treatment.
To consult an attorney about your legal rights concerning a serious injury, call Hertz Law at 404-577-8111 right away or visit their website http://www.hertz-law.com/hertz-law.com/ to obtain more information about this esteemed law firm’s professionals.