Maximizing Your Personal Injury Settlement
One of the most common questions we get asked is how someone can get the maximum settlement after sustaining an injury in a car accident. While this can vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash and the severity of your injuries, there are a few different things that an attorney may consider when determining the appropriate compensation to ask for. Learn more about some of the major things you can do to help your case.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
One of the best ways to ensure that your compensation is appropriately calculated for your costs is to get examined by a medical professional as soon after the crash as possible. Not only will this give you peace of mind in knowing that your health is taken care of, but it gives you an idea of how prolonged treatment may be and the costs associated with it.
If your accident was so serious that you had to be taken away in an ambulance, then those costs can be factored into your compensation as well; however, some injuries may not even show symptoms until hours or days following. Often, many motorists may not even realize that their crash did internal damage until getting examined by a doctor. It is always better to err on the side of caution than to have irreversible damage.
Consider the Future Impacts
An injury, no matter how severe, can potentially impact other aspects of your life — like taking care of yourself and dependents or maintaining employment. When calculating your compensation, an attorney will often consider the future damages that may be associated with you getting injured and the significant implications they can have.
Lost wages, continued medical treatment, and the mental effects are all taken into consideration when calculating your compensation.
Be Careful on Social Media
Even though social media is a huge part of the world we live in, we’ve learned that it can actually be harmful to your case. Talking about or sharing photos of doing overly active activities can reflect negatively if you are asking for a significant amount of money for claimed irreversible damage. What may seem like a harmless image of you and your friends could be used against you.
Remember, insurance companies and the attorneys of the other driver are going to try to poke holes in your case to lessen the amount that would be paid back to you, so exercise caution when posting.
Give a 360 View of Your Accident
From property damage to pain and suffering, car accidents cause so much more than just injuries. Consider how the collision is impacting all the areas of your life from method of transportation to the ability to participate in your favorite activities. Having a holistic view of the damage done aside from the injury gives the jury or the opposing counsel an opportunity to better understand how detrimental it is for you to have gone through this event.
Work with a Good Attorney
One of the easiest ways to get the maximum compensation for your injury is to work with an attorney who has a proven track record of getting results. They will help you fully understand what kind of case you can make and explain the process in greater detail.
If you are still unsure about how to recover damages from your car accident injury, call Berelc Law Firm today. Our Georgia team has recovered millions of dollars in damages in both jury verdicts and settlements and will work with you to achieve maximum compensation for your injuries. Call (706) 914-1915 to get started.