When you get hurt, you need help. We offer an individualized approach to people in the Bloomington area who have been hurt in an accident. Regardless of the type of accident you are in, you will need to make sure you file a claim on time and that you preserve the evidence that will help you prove your injuries. There are many types of accidents, ranging from car and motorcycle wrecks to being hurt while at work. A personal injury lawyer will help you by making sure to develop a strategy that fits the unique facts of your case.
The first thing to do after an accident is to seek the medical care and treatment necessary to recover from your injuries. You must also adhere to any deadlines, such as the requirement that a personal injury case be brought within six years of the date of the accident. Because the time after suffering an injury can be hectic, here are some things that help to preserve the evidence in your case:
- Take photos of the accident scene, including any damage to your property.
- Immediately contact a physician so your personal injuries are documented and, when appropriate, photographed.
- Take down the names and contact information of all witnesses so interviews can be scheduled to learn their version of the events.
- Call the police to the scene and obtain a copy of their report once it is filed.
Gathering and preserving the evidence helps prepare your case for timely filing. Failing to file your case within the time allowed by law means that you are not allowed to do so later. If you miss the deadline, you miss your opportunity to bring a suit against the negligent party. Acting quickly to preserve evidence is the only way to protect your rights. Once the case is filed, the evidence gathered will be presented in a light most favorable to you, as we fight for a full and fair compensation for your injuries. Our philosophy is to work with you on a one on one basis to fully develop your case and reach the best possible results.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, don’t tackle the task of making a claim by yourself. Let an experienced attorney help you file on time and fight for full and fair compensation for your injuries. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.