If you’re filing a personal injury lawsuit in California, then it’s important to ensure you have the right things in place so that you have the best chance of getting money, a settlement, or recovery.
Proof of the Accident
It’s critical that you collect proof following your accident. For instance, if you got into an auto accident, this would include witness statements from people who saw what happened, a police record, pictures of the accident and the other driver’s license plate, and video footage from nearby cameras.
After your accident, you should have gone to the hospital to treat your injuries. The hospital will have your medical records on file; you’ll need them for your personal injury lawsuit.
Records of Your Damages
Medical bills aren’t the only damages you can claim. For instance, if you had to take off work to go to doctors’ appointments, you could write down how much money you lost taking time off work. Then, you could claim loss of wages damages.
Help from a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you don’t work with a professional personal injury lawyer, then you won’t have a good chance of getting a proper settlement following your accident. Ask loved ones for referrals to experienced lawyers and do your own research. This includes looking at personal injury lawyers’ websites for results from past cases as well as client reviews.
Contacting Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, then contact the personal injury attorneys Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc. at (916) 444-0321 for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.