Accidents are something that you want to avoid at all costs. While you may do everything in your power to keep yourself safe, unfortunately not everyone is going to follow suite. Whether you’re involved in an auto accident caused by another driver’s recklessness or you’ve been injured in the workplace due to an employer’s negligence, you have the right to get legal assistance from a personal injury lawyer in order to build a claim against the liable party. In this piece, we’re going to go over some important guidelines in creating a claim against a liable party.
Investigating the Scene
First, you’ll want to have your personal injury lawyer investigate the scene. If you were involved in an auto accident, you’ll want to have your attorney scope out the accident and collect any necessary evidence to prove that the accident was caused by the other party. They’ll look at things such as damages, vehicle positions, and even police reports to see why and how the accident occurred.
A personal injury lawyer will also collect data and evidence of any damages an accident may have caused you. For example, if you were injured on the job due to an employer or co-worker’s negligence, your lawyer will add up medical bills and lost wages (if there’s no paid leave) and help you receive the appropriate compensation to cover those expenses. In an auto accident, they’ll account for any damages to your property as well.
After your personal injury lawyer has investigated the scene and accounted for all the damages sustained in the accident, they’ll present the evidence to determine that the other party was at fault. This claim can include photos of the accident, expense bills, police reports, etc.
Being involved in an accident is one of the most challenging things you can face not just physically and emotionally, but financially. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident and require legal assistance to get the compensation that you deserve for your damages, contact a personal injury lawyer at Robert J. DeBry and Associates.