If you have any type of personal injury matter, it is very important to report your injury as soon as possible.
If you do not have minimum liability insurance coverage, you will not only NOT BE ENTITLED TO GENERAL DAMAGES (pain & suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.), you may lose your drivers license, and may face a substantial penalty. Even if the accident was not your fault!
Most personal injury attorneys will not represent you on a contingency basis unless you had liability insurance at the time of accident because the value of your case is limited to out of pocket losses only!
If you are in an accident, make sure you get a police report, this is very important for your case. Try to get the names and addresses of any and all witnesses. Do not make any statements at the scene of the accident to anybody but the police. If you are truly injured, request that you be taken to the emergency room in an ambulance. It’s better to error on the side of caution, than to find out later that you are seriously injured.
If you call any insurance carrier on your own to report the accident, (your insurance or the defendant’s insurance) they will write or record everything you say. Everything you say can and will be used against you to deny liability and or to deny coverage. Most insurance policies require you to report an accident within 24 hours of the accident.
It is critical that you or a loved on call us immediately, so that we can report the accident for you, and to ensure that your case is not jeopardized by inaccurate reporting to the insurance carriers.
If you have a slip & fall, a dog bite, an injury due to a defective product or any other type of personal injury case, you need to immediately report the injury to the establishment where the injury occurred, or where the product was purchased, so that there will be a record of the accident. For dog bites identifying and notifying the owner is critical to your case. T
If you have been assaulted or battered, it is critical that you call the police immediately and report the incident.
Another critical point to remember in all personal injury cases is that the emergency room doctor, or any other doctor that treats you for your injuries, may record your account of how the accident happened. Tell your doctor the truth, and be as precise and accurate as possible.
If you have any questions about your personal injury matter with our firm give us a call or visit our other website @ https://lawyers-pi.com