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How To Preserve Your Personal Injury Claim (Part B)

There are many ways to help preserve your Georgia personal injury claim.

For starters, you need to practice caution when speaking with insurance adjusters. While the insurance adjuster may be a perfectly nice person, their job is to deny your claim or settle for the least amount of money possible.

The adjuster may try to make you feel pressured to accept a settlement. Don't sign any papers or agree to any settlements without first contacting your Georgia personal injury attorney. 

Do not let an insurance adjuster record your conversation. Make sure your answers are quick and concise and don't say any more than you need to.

After hiring legal representation, you can have your Georgia personal injury attorney speak with the insurance company on your behalf.

Medical Care

You should obtain medical treatment as soon as you can after your accident. You may not feel like your injuries are very serious, but you should see a doctor to be certain.

There are some injuries that show few if any symptoms right away and seeing a doctor may prove to be a lifesaving move. In addition, your Georgia personal injury attorney will need medical records documenting your injuries as evidence. It's also important to go to all your follow up appointments and follow your doctor's treatment plan for your injuries as all of this will play an important role in your potential settlement.

Gathering Evidence

At the scene of your Georgia accident, try to document as much evidence as possible through photos or video.
Take photos of anything at the scene that might be relevant to your accident. For a car accident, take pictures of the vehicles, street, nearby intersections, road conditions, and make additional notes of things you see or remember.

Photos are also useful for documenting your injuries. Likewise, keep any damaged property, including any torn or damaged clothing you were wearing at the time of the accident.  

Talk with any witnesses and write down their contact information. Witnesses' statements might help prove your Georgia personal injury claim by confirming that someone else was at fault.

Time is of the essence when collecting evidence. Witnesses tend to forget details over time and accident scenes can get cleaned up and fixed.

Keep all your evidence in a neat file. This will help you and your Georgia personal injury attorney keep all of your important documentation and evidence organized during the injury claim process.

Contacting a Peachtree City Injury Attorney

As the victim of a Georgia accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to set up a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804


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