Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
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When you’re injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may lose wages and incur large medical expenses. You are entitled to compensation for those lost wages and expenses. At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, we’ve represented scores of clients in legal actions as the result of personal injuries they’ve suffered. We’re frequently asked the following questions. We’re providing our answers so you’ll have a clear picture of what you’ll need to initiate action against someone who has harmed you:
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What information do I need?
The more detailed information you can collect, the better. Essential information includes the names and contact information for any witnesses; the names and contact information for any other parties involved; the names, insurance information and driver’s license numbers of any drivers involved; and a copy of the police report.
Should I talk to the other driver’s insurance company?
It’s best if you speak with an attorney before you speak to the other driver’s insurance company. The information you give will be used to limit the extent of damages paid by the other driver. Simply say you’d prefer not to discuss the matter. Your attorney will advise you about how to handle future calls.
Will photos of the accident be helpful?
Absolutely. Pictures show a judge or jury the extent of the damage caused by the accident. This includes pictures of any injuries you suffered. A description of the accident is useful, but a picture will go farther in communicating the extent of injuries.
Do I need to see a doctor?
Yes. Even if you feel fine immediately after the accident, you may realize you are injured the following day. Your doctor is the one who can examine you, develop an informed opinion and give you a preliminary diagnosis.