How to Win Your Catastrophic Injury Case
When people approach us for help after sustaining a catastrophic injury, they’re often nervous about what’s to come. A legal issue often offers a lot of uncertainty, which is the last thing anyone who has just sustained a serious, life-changing condition needs. While there are no guarantees that you’ll be successful in pursuing your legal options, there are several things you can do to improve your chances of a successful outcome, and they’re simpler than you might think. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you have the best chance to win your catastrophic injury case.
Seek Professional Treatment
Your health needs to come first. While you might be tempted to think that you need to secure help from a legal representative and get their opinion before seeking medical assistance from a doctor, the fact of the matter is you can make your injuries significantly worse if you don’t get treatment as soon as possible. This is especially critical for catastrophic injuries like back, neck, or brain-related conditions. The faster you can see a doctor, the faster they can move to try to prevent your injuries from getting any worse. Furthermore, that means the faster you can start having a professional document your condition, which is extremely important as we’ll see in our next tip.
Collect & Keep Evidence
When you have been seriously injured, whoever is responsible for covering your losses will want to know what types of treatments are being undertaken in order to try to improve your condition. They’ll also want to know how your injury is progressing as a result of these treatments and specifics of what extent you have suffered. All of these things will play a role in your case, so it’s important to be able to prove your claims, and obtaining as much documenting evidence as possible can help you do so. Perhaps the most valuable type of evidence is medical records and reports from your doctor, detailing your progression and the extent of your injuries, which means you should be regularly seeing your doctor for check-ups and further treatment.
Be Honest & Consistent
The absolute last thing you want to do is lie about your condition, especially to your San Francisco injury attorney. There’s nothing to gain from it: false information prohibits them from being able to do their job properly, and misinformation could land you in hot water legally, especially if it’s submitted as evidence in court. Be open and honest about your claim, especially with your lawyer, remembering that they’re on your side and they can only help you receive the best possible outcome if they have all of the correct and proper facts.
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