How to get maximum compensation following a Catastrophic Injury
November 6, 2018 - Catastrophic Injuries
Recovering from a catastrophic injury can be a challenge in even the best of circumstances. The financial stress can seem overwhelming and leave victims with a sense of helplessness and despair exceeded only by the extent of their injuries.
When it comes to the pursuit of damages for a personal injury, most believe that the result of their case will be a foregone conclusion. After all, they are injured and they can prove where and when it happened. Someone has to be held accountable.
The only way to make certain fault is legitimately laid is to approach the case with the same meticulous and responsible duty as any other legal matter. Records must be kept, evidence must be gathered and certain steps have to be taken in order to make sure those who are owed compensation receive it in whole.
Attorneys like Juan Reyna will tell you these steps may sound relatively simple, but will also tell you fulfilling them in a way that strengthens your case can be a challenge. How best to get proper compensation for a catastrophic injury?
Many victims of injury overlook the fact that their medical records may do little for them in the event of a legal dispute. Even in negotiations with their own insurance companies, unless they can establish the details of their accident the chances of building a solid case for a claim can be difficult. Building a solid case against a third party can be even more difficult.
It is incumbent on anyone who intends to help an injured victim to make certain that any evidence present at the scene is preserved. In the modern age, the best way to do this is with a mobile phone’s camera. Everything at an accident scene should be photographed. Special attention should also be given to surveillance cameras, all witnesses to the accident, unsafe conditions, weather or any visible hazards.
This kind of documentation combined with applicable medical reports can be very persuasive to both insurance adjusters and juries.
In order to obtain compensation from a defendant, it is necessary for any plaintiff to prove three things. First, the defendant must have had a duty to act. Second, the defendant must have been negligent in performing that duty. Third, the plaintiff has to show damages. The first two aren’t normally in the victim’s control. Keeping good records of the costs of an injury is decidedly in a plaintiff’s control. This is something an attorney like Juan Reyna can be of considerable assistance accomplishing. Lawyers know what expenses qualify as damages and they know how to efficiently document them.
The best path forward in any legal matter is to consult an experienced and qualified attorney as quickly as possible. This will preserve your rights and protect your ability to obtain damages to compensate you for your injuries.
If you or a beloved family member have suffered a catastrophic injury, Reyna Injury Lawyers is here for you. Juan Reyna, the law firm’s founder and one of the most talented and well-known Personal Injury Lawyers in Texas, has been defending clients and fighting with them and their families aggressively to get the compensation and justice they deserve. Get in touch online or call us at 855-477-7100.
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