5 Ways To Support Your Wisconsin Personal Injury Claim
When a person is injured due to what they believe was someone else’s actions, they have the right to file a personal injury claim. Our Madison, WI attorneys often see personal injury lawsuits arise out of car accidents and slip and fall cases, but they can also arise from incidents like dog bites, boating or swimming pool accidents, nursing home abuse and even medical negligence. Filing a lawsuit after you’ve been injured because of the actions or inactions of another party isn’t inappropriate or mean; sometimes it’s the only way to secure the financial compensation you need to move forward with your life.
A personal injury claim can help victims obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Even though fault for the injury seems obvious to you, the legal system may not see it that way. Even with representation by our team of Madison, WI personal injury attorneys, there are several ways victims can help build their case.
Five Ways To Support A Personal Injury Case
- Obtain Medical Treatment. Always seek medical care after an accident or injury if you have any pain at all. This will help establish a link between the accident and the injuries and will document the extent of the injuries, which may be questioned by insurance companies.
- Take Pictures. A picture is still worth a thousand words. Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries, like bruises and cuts, to provide visible proof of the setting and aftermath. Try to obtain photos from different angles and make sure the images are time- and date-stamped.
- Keep Physical Evidence. Physical evidence can help prove what occurred, so you’ll want to keep it as is until your attorney advises otherwise. In some cases this may mean holding off on car repairs or retaining soiled or bloody clothing until your attorney has reviewed the damage.
- Gather Data. Collect data and contact information from the other parties and witnesses to the accident. You’ll also want to request a copy of the police report and keep a file of your medical reports, tests, prescription records, and bills, as well as employment records that show time off after the accident.
- Keep Quiet. One thing you do not want to do after the accident is talk about it. Do not discuss your case in public or on social media as anything you say can and will be used by insurance companies to try and deny or lessen your claim. Don’t share photos of yourself working out if you’re in the middle of a case in which you are claiming to be too injured to work. And, don’t lie about your injuries.
The Strongest Action You Can Take
The strongest action you can take to build your personal injury case is to contact the personal injury lawyers at Eisenberg Law Offices in Madison, WI. Do this as soon as possible after the accident so we can help collect and preserve evidence and start building your case immediately.