Personal injuries cause more than just physical pain. With expensive medical bills and having to take time off work, you can easily find yourself financially overwhelmed. What do you need in order to get compensated for an injury caused by an individual’s or company’s negligence?
Time, evidence, and a skilled Providence personal injury attorney.
Time is a significant factor in determining the amount of compensation you will receive for your injuries. In Providence, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is three years. Aside from the fact that your case will be thrown out if you do not meet this deadline, waiting to file a personal injury claim can result in you and your attorney not having as much evidence to work with. This includes the possibility of losing documentation or witnesses no longer being able to testify.
Remember, the more evidence you have, the better chance of a higher compensation payout for your personal injury. After the accident, it is essential to get the contact information of all the witnesses at the scene, a copy of the police report, medical information, and financial documentation. In regards to financial documentation, the courts will need to see evidence of the financial strain that has been placed on you and your family. Not just medical bills, but any other financial obligations that resulted from the accident and have negatively affected you and your family. Medical information and financial documentation will be the largest factors in determining the amount of compensation that you receive from insurance companies.
Insurance companies are a business; they are not your friends so appealing to their ‘humanity’ is a waste of time. They will take the necessary steps to ensure that you get as little compensation as possible. In order to overcome the turmoil of a personal injury, getting a seasoned personal injury attorney will best prepare you to get the compensation that you deserve.