Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury Law—How to Make Things Less Personal

The personal injury legal system defines a personal injury as an injury to the body and mind. The most common personal injuries result from motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, and dog bites.

A personal injury lawsuit begins with an injured person retaining a personal injury attorney, who then drafts a claim that explains the event of the accident in detail, including the facts and circumstances and the injuries the plaintiff sustained. The claim is then filed with the court, and served upon the defendant to inform  them that the claim was filed and that they have a certain amount of time to respond.

While personal injury lawsuits may seem straightforward, they can get complicated when you are acquainted with or connected to the party at fault. Whatever the circumstance, it’s still important to do what’s right and take care of yourself first. Today, let’s explore how you can approach things impersonally in the event of a personal injury.

Here’s what you need to know:

Understand Your Injuries

It’s easy to exaggerate your injuries to make your case seem more legitimate. However, exaggerating injuries can cause you more problems. It can also make it more challenging for you to seek compensation. It’s best to be honest about your injuries and the damages they have caused. The best way to do this is to only discuss what you know without adding any extra details that you don’t.

Be Civil and Polite

Behaving civilly and politely is important for a variety of reasons. Like any other civil interactions, personal injury cases require civility and politeness. Behaving civilly and politely will help resolve the issue, preventing you from saying or doing something you might regret.

Follow Through

Follow-through is key to the success of any personal injury case. Make sure you do it. It means contacting your attorney, attending all of your doctor appointments, taking your medications, and following your doctor’s advice.

Insurance companies and other defence attorneys will often use the fact that you did not follow instructions to discredit you as a witness. For this reason, you must follow through with your end of the agreement and allow your attorney to handle the rest.

The Bottom Line

Personal injury cases can be difficult. You may need to deal with the party at fault,  and insurance companies.

Whatever your circumstances are, you must take care of yourself. You can do this by being civil, polite and open with anyone involved in your injury case, following through, and being honest and forthright about your injuries.

If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer, you’re in the right place. Here at Parlatore Law, we are a personal injury law firm serving the surrounding areas, including Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Welland, Fort Erie, Thorold Port Colborne, Fonthill, Pelham, Grimsby, Stoney Creek and Hamilton. Our goal is to help our clients get what they need and deserve. Contact us today to learn more and get started!

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