If you have grounds to file an Orange County personal injury case, then you surely want to receive the maximum compensation you are eligible for. The good news is that you do not have to simply hope that this happens – there are steps you can take to reach that goal. Read on to learn what they are, and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
1. Visit the Doctor and Follow All the Instructions They Give You
If you do not visit the doctor after your accident, then you should assume you will not receive the maximum medical payments you are owed – if you receive any at all. Seeing the doctor right away is important in proving what your injuries were and that they were the result of the accident in which you were involved.
If you break your arm in a motorcycle accident and then wait weeks to visit the doctor, an argument could be made that the injury occurred in another way. Likewise, you must follow all instructions the doctor gives you, or the opposing counsel might argue that your injuries were only as extensive as they were because you did not follow the doctor’s instructions.
2. Hire an Attorney Who Will Go to Court if Necessary
More than 95% of cases are handled outside of court. It is extremely likely that this will be the case with your claim too. However, you need to know that you have an attorney who will go to court if that is the right choice. Insurance companies are trying to find the least amount they can pay you without you taking them to court.
If you hire an attorney and the insurance company looks at their record to see that the attorney you have chosen never or very rarely goes to court, then they know that they can pay you less. Choose an attorney like The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker who will work hard to get your case settled as quickly as possible, but who will take it to court if necessary.
3. Give Your Attorney as Much Information as Possible
Your attorney can only properly represent you if you give them the full story. Tell us everything that happened, be honest with every question, and let us create the strongest possible case. Keep a journal that includes details of how your injury has negatively impacted your life.
If you are ready to find out more about how The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker can help you build the strongest possible case, contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We will go over the basics to help you find the right options for your case.