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5 Tips To Claim Personal Injury Compensation

Accidents are not bound to happen at any particular time, it can happen anytime and to anyone. What matters is for one to be ready to face the circumstances when it happens. Claiming a personal injury is not an easy task, thus staying prepared with the necessary documents and evidences in very important. Here, are 5 tips that will help you file your claim with ease.

1. Seek Out For Medical Help As Soon As Possible

As mentioned earlier, accidents can happen at any time to anyone, thus before filing a claim for personal injury, first and foremost seek for medical help as soon as possible. If you fail to do so, this reduces your amount of damages that you could recover later when the case is to settle. Of course, if you did not seek for medical assistance immediately following the accident, it means that you were not seriously injured.

2. Maintain Records of All Costs and Expenses Related To The Injury

All records of costs and expenses related to the injury should be maintained in an organized manner to file your claim without any drawbacks. The records should include medical statements, hospital bills, insurance records and bills that are related to property damage. If due to the injury you have lost your job, then maintain the record of your lost wages as well.

3. Report To The Police

Filing your accident case with the police assures you that you have recorded the important information. The report should include relevant information about the other party involved in the accident. This report itself serves as the record of important facts of how the accident occurred.

4. Hire The Correct Type Of Personal Injury Lawyer

All personal injury lawyers are not the same. Different personal injury claims deal with different lawyers. So, hire the one who can help you out during the claim process while abiding by the laws and regulations.

5. File Your Claim Or Lawsuit Timely

Adhere to the deadline and file your claims in a timely manner. According to the “statue of limitations”, which is a very important law that sets time limits on when a matter should be filed. Find out the time limit for your type of personal injury claim and then file it with the court within that timeframe. If you don’t do this, the insurance company of the driver at fault will move to have your case dismissed and they will surely succeed.

For further information about tips to claim personal injury compensation, please contact Opara Law PC by email at or by phone at 416-840-5572.

Victor Opara. Victor Nnamdi Opara