Personal Injury is one of the most stressful times in one’s life. Following serious injury, an individual is faced with medical issues, wages issues, and property damage and may need guidance to resolve these issues. A lawyer can help you obtain medical treatment and resolve property damage issues. A lawyer will also ensure any evidence is preserved that is necessary to prove your claim. Finally, a lawyer can assist you in obtaining monetary compensation for injuries you sustain as a result of an accident.
SOME EXAMPLES OF KAVANAGH & KAVANAGH SETTLEMENTS
- The most important thing you can do after an accident is seek proper medical attention. This not only addresses any health concerns, but helps create evidence of what injuries you initially sustain after an accident.
- You should think about keeping a journal of symptoms, complaints and medical treatment. The time period following an accident can be extremely stressful. A journal will help you organize your thoughts and keep track of medical progress and symptoms. If you do choose to bring a lawsuit, the journal can be referenced to remind you of what you were going through at each particular time during your recovery.
- Take any photos. Photos are important evidence in any injury case. Take photos of your injuries, damage to your motor vehicle, or an area where you may have tripped and fell. Photos will be used to demonstrate your injuries or the fault of another person later on.
- Obtain the names of any witnesses. Initially, when one sustains an injury, the mind may become confused and you may forget to obtain the name or phone numbers of people who have witnessed an accident. Even if the police are called, oftentimes police will not obtain the names of every person who may have witnessed the accident.
- Cooperate with police. If, in your given situation, the police are called because it is a motor vehicle accident or dog bite, cooperate fully with the police and their requests.
- Although you must cooperate with the police officer in giving a statement during an investigation, DO NOT give a statement to any insurance companies or any other individuals pertaining to how the accident occurred or your current medical status. Any statements, other than to police officers, should be given under the supervision of a lawyer.
- Dog bites
- Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall
- Motor vehicle/trucking accidents
- Construction liability
- Food poisoning
- Injury due to premises liability