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How to prepare for a personal injury claim

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2022 | Personal Injury |

If you are hurt while traveling in Connecticut, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. The same is true if you were hurt while at the beach, at a grocery store or any other location that was owned or controlled by another person or entity. Let’s take a look at the information that you will likely want to gather prior to taking legal action.

Documents you’ll want to have

Ideally, you will obtain copies of your medical, auto or any other insurance policies that might be relevant in your case. You will also likely want to have copies of insurance claims, any statements that you made to your insurance provider and any statements that you made to the police or any other parties. Finally, be prepared to submit copies of medical bills or any records that were created while seeking treatment for injuries caused by another party’s negligence.

You may have already incurred financial losses

In addition to any medical bills incurred, it’s possible that you have experienced other losses that might be recovered in a personal injury settlement or lawsuit. For example, if you had to replace your vehicle or refurbish your home to make it easier to use, the defendant may be liable for reimbursing you for those costs. However, this may only happen if you keep receipts, invoices or other documents that verify the extent of your losses.

The easiest way to obtain a favorable outcome is to provide objective evidence to support your claims. Submitting medical bills, video footage or other strong evidence may enable you to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other damages. Cases may be resolved either through a settlement or through litigation.