When you’re involved in a traffic collision, the last thing you should have to be worried about is the cost of the medical care you need. You should be able to go to the hospital and seek support without worrying that you’ll face thousands in debt. Your focus needs to be on your care and recovery.
That’s why it’s a good idea to pursue a personal injury claim against the other party for hitting you. Your claim can ask for various kinds of compensation such as:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of affection
- Medical bills
- Mental or physical therapy
When you make a claim, you should know that the insurance company may try to settle. If they do, the likelihood is that the settlement offer will be low. The company’s job is to offer as little as possible to save money, so you need to be persistent to get the amount you need.
Which kinds of documents will help when you make a claim?
When you’re making a claim, you should give your attorney medical documents, receipts, photographs and other kinds of proof of your injuries. You can also ask for witnesses to write statements about how the injuries you’ve suffered have affected you in your personal life and in terms of your career.
Getting a settlement in the amount you deserve isn’t always going to be simple, but your attorney can help you get as much as possible. Our website has more about fighting for compensation after you’re involved in a collision and how you can seek the most compensation possible for the injuries you’ve suffered.