7 Tips to Maximize Your Compensation in a Personal Injury Case

Once you file a personal injury claim, it’s important to maximize your potential compensation. This compensation will be an essential part of making a full recovery. Here are 7 tips to help you maximize your compensation in a personal injury case.

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1. Preserve evidence

  • Take photos of the accident scene and your immediate injuries.
  • Collect the names and contact information of the witnesses.
  • If there’s a police report, get a copy as soon as possible.

2. Seek medical treatment

  • Make sure that doctors and other health care professionals are documenting your injuries and making treatment plans. This documentation can encourage the defense to offer a higher settlement.
  • If your doctor recommends a treatment plan, carefully follow it—even if you’re unsure about the extent of your injuries.
  • Seek any necessary therapy and treatment for things like flashbacks and post-traumatic stress.

3. Be patient

  • To receive maximum compensation in your case, you have to let the defense believe that you’re willing to go to trial.
  • Sometimes, you’ll need to reject the first, second, or even third settlement offer.

4. Remember future damages

  • Consider your future recovery and include future damages in your claim.
  • In some cases, future damages might even comprise the majority of your losses.

5. Build a strong case

  • If the defense knows you’ve prepared a strong case for trial, they’ll be more inclined to pay you an adequate amount.
  • The defense might feel pressured into offering you a fairer settlement.

6. File ASAP

  • After an injury occurs, you have to file your case within a certain timeframe. If the statute of limitations expires, you may not be able to recover any compensation at all.
  • Filing your case lets you begin formally gathering evidence.

7. Avoid social media

  • If you’re claiming devastating injuries, but your social media page tells a different story, it can ruin your case.
  • Don’t talk about any aspect of your injury case with anyone, or anywhere, until a settlement is reached.

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