No one roams around looking for an accident with the hope of getting hurt so they can file a personal injury claim. However, when you are hurt as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for your damages.
When you are injured in an accident, it is in your best interest that you do everything you can to seek the treatment you need and eventually receive compensation for your injuries. But in your quest for justice, there are certain do’s and don’ts you need to adhere to. Here are the do’s:
Seek medical attention immediately
Generally, a personal injury claim starts the moment you are hurt following an accident. The first thing you need to do after the accident is to assess your health condition. If you find yourself in need of treatment, it is vital that you seek medical attention as soon as you can. Even if you do not feel the injury is serious, be sure to see a doctor as some injuries take long to manifest.
While at the doctor’s office, be sure to explain how your injury happened so it can be captured in your medical report. Once your treatment has begun, ensure that follow your doctor’s instructions during the recovery process. Also, keep a detailed record of all your treatment procedures and expenses. Remember, the cost of treating your injury will be an important factor when setting your compensation amount.
File your claim on time
Delaware’s statute of limitations only gives you a two-year window effective the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. If you are involved in an accident, you might be overwhelmed by pain and spend months in hospitals and rehab facilities, meaning that filing a claim may fall off your priority list during this time. However, it is important that you file your claim as soon as you possibly can so you can boost your chances of recovering compensation from the negligent party.
Accidents happen all the time. If you sustain an injury as a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless acts, it is important that you do everything you can to maximize your chances of getting the compensation you deserve for your damages.