Personal injury cases are, for obvious reasons, often some of the most challenging and emotionally-charged legal cases anyone is likely to experience in their lifetime. On top of the legal hassles, you have to deal with doctors, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers to try to get your health back to the way it was before the accident. Depending on the severity of your injuries, full recovery can take months (maybe years) to accomplish - if it's even possible. Your health should be your top priority, so it is important that you find a personal injury attorney who will do everything in his/her power to ensure that you receive the financial compensation you need to pay for proper medical care.
The team at McDuffey Law Firm would be honored to help you and your family through this difficult time. We place our clients' emotional and physical well-being at the top of our priorities list, and we do everything we can to meet their legal needs. In addition to providing quality legal representation for personal injury cases at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are also happy to provide our clients with tips, tricks, and advice for successfully navigating their personal injury case. Here are some of these tried-and-true methods for simplifying your case.
1. Get Evidence At The Scene Of The Accident
This is one of the most important (and potentially the most obvious) tips any personal injury attorney can give you. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most often overlooked. Injured individuals understandably get caught up in the pain and frustration caused by their accident, and their first instinct is often to seek medical care immediately. Getting quality care is important, but it is also critical that you document the scene of the accident as much as possible. Take photographs of the scene and of your injury, and get the contact information of any witnesses who happened to be present. The more information and evidence you can collect now, the easier it will be to build a solid personal injury case.
2. Avoid Talking Too Much
The Miranda Warning is famous for a reason - as the victim of an accident, anything you say could be used against you. You have the right to remain silent and you have right to an attorney. The money that you could get in damages from your personal injury case will come from insurance companies and any liable parties, but these parties will want to protect themselves from having to pay for your injuries. As a result, they will likely do everything that they can to fight your case. You will have to be careful to avoid saying anything that could hinder your case. We strongly recommend consulting with a personal injury attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks before making any statements.
3. Research Your Insurance Coverage
What exactly does your insurance coverage include? It is crucial that you become intimately familiar with the type of coverage you have and all of the benefits associated with it. Your personal injury attorney will be able to help you examine your insurance documents and translate their contents into language that is more easily understood. Don't be afraid to ask for additional clarification if needed. The team at McDuffey Law Firm will be here help level the playing field between you and the major insurance companies you may be up against.
4. Hire An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury law is vast and complex, and inexperienced attorneys may not understand how to appropriately handle your case in order to help you receive the maximum compensation possible. The team at McDuffey Law Firm has experience handling several different types of personal injury cases, including motorcycle accidents, burn accidents, work-related injuries, medical malpractice, and more. If you are looking for an experienced personal injury attorney in central Missouri, we hope you will keep us in mind. Give us a call to schedule your free consultation with Tim McDuffey today.
McDuffey Law Firm, LLC
Ph. (573) 302-7211
Fax. (573) 302-7215
5754 Parkside Village Ct.,
P.O. Box 368
Osage Beach, Mo 65065
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