Making a personal injury claim can be an intimidating process if you don’t know what you’re doing. There are rules, time limits, and requirements that must be met. To get started, make sure you have a basic understanding of the process and what you will have to do to get compensation.
Find an Advocate
The first step is to find a legal professional to serve as your advocate. A lawyer can review your case and gauge whether you have a good chance of receiving compensation. They can also provide advice and guidance to help you work through the process.
You will need to determine who is liable for your claim. Depending on the situation, you may claim from the responsible party, insurance company, or both. Your legal advocate can help you decide who you need to lodge your claim against.
Gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim. The type of evidence needed will vary based on the injury. As a general rule, you should have the following documents on hand:
- Medical documentation from your physician
- Psychological report to determine if you suffer from psychological trauma
- Financial records that show money paid for medical treatment
- An estimate of future medical expenses
- Police reports (if applicable)
Start Your Claim Today
The sooner you lodge your personal injury claim, the better. The process can take anywhere from 12 months or more. Make sure you have everything you need with the help of a legal advocate. Contact Carew Lawyers now to learn more about making a personal injury claim.