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Investigating a Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Alan Fassonaki | Oct 07, 2019

Personal injury cases can be complex and emotionally taxing for those involved. If you or someone you know has been injured and you believe someone else is responsible, it is important to take the necessary steps to investigate the case thoroughly. Here are some steps to take when investigating a personal injury case:

  1. Gather Information: The first step in investigating a personal injury case is to gather as much information as possible about the incident. This includes taking pictures of the scene, getting the contact information of any witnesses, and collecting any documents related to the incident, such as medical bills or police reports.

  2. Seek Medical Attention: If you have been injured, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not only is this important for your health, but it can also provide documentation of your injuries that can be used as evidence in your case.

  3. Contact an Attorney: It is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. They can help you understand your rights and options, and guide you through the legal process.

  4. Preserve Evidence: It is important to preserve any evidence related to the incident. This includes keeping any damaged property or equipment, and keeping any clothing or other items worn at the time of the incident.

  5. Investigate Liability: It is important to investigate who is liable for the incident. This may involve gathering witness statements, reviewing surveillance footage, and examining any equipment or property involved.

  6. Assess Damages: Once liability has been established, it is important to assess the damages you have suffered. This includes calculating any medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  7. Negotiate a Settlement: In many cases, a settlement can be reached with the party responsible for the incident. Your attorney can negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your damages.

In conclusion, investigating a personal injury case requires a thorough and methodical approach. It is important to gather as much information as possible, seek medical attention, contact an attorney, preserve evidence, investigate liability, assess damages, and negotiate a settlement. By following these steps, you can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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Alan Fassonaki

What inspired me to practice personal injury law? I was 9 and imagining the win. My mother was driving me to my basketball game. My older sister came along to support me. While on the road, I thought about practice and replayed our team's game-plan in my mind. Suddenly, I hea...

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