Immediately after being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, oftentimes people wonder how do I start a personal injury claim? Although each personal injury case is different and each case has its own set of unique facts, there can be some common initial action steps that need to be taken to start a Thonotosassa personal injury claim.
First, the injured party should immediately be treated by a doctor at an emergency room or urgent care clinic to perform a medical examination for any injuries and follow up with any diagnostic testing, as needed. This medical examination will help to determine the extent of injuries and to propose a follow-up medical treatment plan.
After having a medical examination by a doctor, the person should consult with an attorney to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the liability arguments pertaining to fault and any comparative fault on the part of the injured party. Further, an attorney will evaluate any prior personal injury claims and/or workers compensation claims, causation of injuries from the incident and will determine if it is necessary to preserve evidence from the scene of the incident to assist in proving fault against the at-fault party.
If a lawyer decides to accept the case, the lawyers will take the necessary steps to contact the insurance companies and place the at-fault party on notice to preserve any crucial evidence. From here, the injured person will continue medical treatment in an attempt to make the best possible recovery or reach maximum medical improvement.
If you have any questions regarding how to start a Thonotosassa personal injury claim, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free initial consultation.