When you experience a personal injury, taking immediate action can significantly impact the outcome of your claim. At Noakes Law, we work tirelessly with accident victims to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. Here’s a step-by-step guide to starting a personal injury claim:
Gather Evidence: The moment you are injured, start gathering evidence. Speak to witnesses and obtain their contact information. Take photographs of the accident scene, any hazards, or the vehicles involved. Report the incident to the police and request a copy of the police report. Collect the insurance information from the responsible party, such as the driver or property owner.
Seek Medical Treatment: Get medical attention promptly, even if your injuries seem minor. Diagnostic tests like X-rays or MRIs can reveal the full extent of your injuries and contribute to your case. Seeking immediate treatment also helps ensure a smoother recovery.
Notify Insurance Companies: Report the accident to your own insurance company, if applicable. Provide basic details, including the time, date, and insurance information of the other party involved. Avoid giving a recorded statement about the incident. Instead, share only necessary information or hire a personal injury lawyer to handle communication on your behalf.
Retain Legal Representation: Focus on your recovery and hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Noakes Law, our team excels at accident investigations. We will gather evidence, speak to witnesses, and reconstruct the accident to establish fault.
Pursue a Settlement: Often, settlements are possible, but disputes over fault can halt progress. The party you hold responsible may try to shift the blame onto you. Having a skilled personal injury attorney on your side can help you navigate these challenges.
Call Noakes Law
For a free consultation and to start the claims process, contact our legal team at Noakes Law. We are here to answer your questions and guide you toward a successful personal injury claim. With our expertise and dedication, we will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.