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Six Ways to Protect Yourself in a Personal Injury Claim

At the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we are dedicated to helping victims and their families get the compensation they are entitled to when accidents occur. As experienced Rolling Meadows personal injury attorneys, we provide legal guidance and professional representation to hold responsible parties accountable. However, the following are important actions you can take to protect yourself: 

Report Your Accident

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people visit hospital emergency rooms each year as the result of accidental injuries. When any type of incident does occur, it is important to report it immediately to the property authorities so that an accident report can be filed. 

Make Note of Details at the Scene

Even a minor accident is likely to leave you stunned, making you less likely to notice important details. Pay attention to your surroundings and any witnesses at the scene, if possible. This type of information could later prove vital in your case. 

Get Medical Attention Immediately

Many potentially serious injuries have symptoms which can take days or even weeks to appear. Regardless of how you feel or the severity of your accident, seek medical care as soon as possible. Not doing so could have life-threatening consequences, in addition to jeopardizing your rights to compensation in a claim. 

Follow all Doctors’ Instructions

At the doctor, take heed to follow their recommendations regarding diagnostic testing, treatment, medications, and follow-up care. Follow any job or activity restrictions they recommend, as well. Failing to get the proper rest can delay healing and may result in permanent disabilities. 

Keep Good Records

Make notes of any conversations and keep all correspondence related to your case. Keep a folder with all of your medical records, along with one containing doctor and hospital bills, pay stubs showing lost wages, and receipts for out-of-pocket expenses you incur. 

Avoid Discussing Your Accident or Your Injuries with Others

Avoid discussing your accident or your injuries with anyone other than immediate family members. If you regularly post on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, consider disabling these accounts until your claim is resolved. Information posted or ‘tags’ by family and friends could end up being used to deny or dispute your claim.  

Get Professional Legal Representation From Our Rolling Meadows Personal Injury Attorneys

Before making any statements about your accident, signing any documents, or accepting any settlement offers, reach out and contact the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC first. We can arrange a consultation with our Rolling Meadows personal injury attorneys to help ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. 

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