How To Recover From a Personal Injury Accident in Fort Lauderdale
The goal for any injury that happens to you is to recover from it both financially and physically. Your goal isn’t to stay injured forever and live your life in a compromised state. How successful your case can end up is dependent on you and the way you approach the case. Case success depends on how severe your case was, the nature of your accident, and the type of injuries you are dealing with. Any personal injury that has compromised your life will require a thorough investigation. No third party will pay up all the costs without proper evidence and proof that not only were your injuries were caused by the other party, but that your injuries are even real. Here are some critical pieces of information that prove to be very useful:
Photos and Videos
Words, in the end, are hearsay. They are not actual pieces of evidence that can be used in court or to prove in any situation that you were actually injured. Words are just words. However, photos and videos are solid pieces of evidence that can provide a visual of how your injuries actually are. Of course, these photos must be relevant.
If you got in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale, pictures of the damage to your car, damages to the other person’s car, the traffic conditions, the streets, and bodily injuries to both parties can prove to be useful in your case. If you are a victim of an accident at work, taking pictures of the actual situation that caused your accident can be used in your favor in the case. Pictures of the actual defective/dangerous object like a slippery floor with no warning, hole in the wall, misplaced furniture, etc. In addition, pictures of your actual injuries will also prove to be helpful as well.
Once you hire an accident lawyer from Fort Lauderdale, they will interview possible witnesses of the accident. How does that even happen though? For example, if you got in an accident at work, we will start the investigation by questioning your other employees. If something from a home goods store fell off the rack and hit your head to the point that you needed surgery, our accident lawyers would ask the employees questions about the workplace and other possible bystanders.
Normally though, witnesses can be hard to come across. This is not the end all be all for evidence, our accident lawyers can work off other pieces of evidence as well.
A police report is normally given at the scene of a car accident. A police report can provide insight on what authority figures thought about the accident. In addition to details from the police, the police report can also show the insurance agents and adjusters the necessary details to prove that you were actually injured and also the nature of your injuries.
Although a police report isn’t necessary, not having one does raise a few questions, so having one is always good. Not having one, but being severely injured, can look fishy. Normally, a severe injury is a consequence of a serious accident. A serious accident will always call for the action of the police. So if your serious injury doesn’t actually have a police report, it may prove to be a problem.
Talking To The Insurance Agents
After an injury, insurance agents will try to call you and get the details of your injuries. In any case, our accident lawyers will never recommend that you talk to the insurance agents. Why? Because the insurance agents aren’t actually looking out for you. In many cases, although they will offer an initial settlement amount that sounds good, it is a very low amount of money in most cases. It is unfair to you, because you have most likely not finished treating, and pressuring you to accept the initial amount will put you in an unfair situation.
Our accident lawyers will always tell you to not accept the initial offer from the insurance company. In fact, unless you are properly represented, we never recommend talking to the insurance agents on your own.
The most important piece of evidence, and something that you CANNOT be without. Your medical records literally indicate how your case will go. Your medical records will highlight and detail the severity of your injuries and the nature of your injuries. Medical records will also show important pieces of information such as:
- An accurate diagnosis from your doctor about the nature and severity of your injuries
- Possible future health complications
- Your possible recovery period
- Pre-existing medical conditions
- Prescribed medication
- Recommendations for follow-up treatment, surgery, or therapy
All these forms of evidence and proof can help you with your case. The more of these pieces of evidence that you provide, the stronger your case can be. Although it is preferred that you provide some of the initial evidence, our accident lawyers are more than equipped to investigate your case and find the pieces of information that will help your case to get financial compensation.