A personal injury lawsuit is not something that's going to be easy or simple. Statutes of limitations are put in place to ensure a broad swathe of injustice doesn't plague the nation, but there will always be cases that fall through the cracks. The fact is no two cases are alike. As far as personal injury is concerned, extenuating circumstances are very likely. Following are the steps you should take in a personal injury lawsuit.
1. Have Attorney Contact Information On Hand
The best way to be prepared in the event of an emergency is to have the phone number of a well-known attorney immediately available. Putting it in your smartphone beforehand is a very wise choice.
2. Immediate Consultation
Often injuries can result in things like paralysis, coma, amputation, or even death. In such cases, swift action is necessary. Contact your lawyer before your insurance provider, if possible.
3. Document Everything
If you have a camera on your smartphone use it immediately. Video, pictures, texts and whatever is related to your case needs to be rounded up and preserved as swiftly as possible. There may be a variety of evidence you do not realize. You may be eligible for a greater settlement.
4. Use Your Attorney As A Filter
It is the prerogative of an insurance agency to ensure that you don't receive a settlement. They wouldn't put it in so many words, but if they can get out of a settlement, they will. You should let your lawyer handle all interactions with any insurance agency.
5. Document Everything
Don't quit documenting events as they play out. You never know what will make itself useful.
Brad Pistotnik Law, we will help you navigate this complicated process. Brad Pistotnik Law has a number of legal specialties, including tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, regular car accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, accidents on a construction site, medical malpractice cases, negligence in nursing homes, and anything else where substantive injury has been sustained.
Brad Pistotnik Law has taken a plethora of cases over the years. They've even crossed state lines, practicing law in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Illinois. In Texas and Missouri, Pro Hac Vice work is regularly undertaken by Brad Pistotnik Law, and they've taken cases across Kansas. Cities included are their home-base of Wichita, dodge City, Liberal, Garden City, Hutchinson, Hays, Salina, Colby, Emporia, Newton, McPherson, Arkansas City, Winfield, Hugoton, Goodland, Topeka, Kansas City, Pittsburg, Coffeyville, Wellington, Kingman, Pratt, Great Bend, Satanta, El Dorado, Augusta, Manhattan, Junction City, Abiline, and many more. Personal injury also regularly takes place on the highway or interstate; both of which have brought a variety of clients to Brad Pistotnik Law. Clients have been represented on highways 50, 56, 400, 83, 183, 54, as well as interstates 70 and 35.
Brad Pistotnik Law has litigated in thousands of separate instances, and over time accrued settlements for their diverse clientele with millions of dollars in settlements. One of the reasons this firm is as recommendable as it is has to do with the sort of cases they take. If Brad Pistotnik Law takes on your case, you will either obtain an offer or settlement, or you will not pay a dime. Cases of obvious negligence may seem clear-cut, but there are always legal aspects which will rescind justice for those who don't have proper representation.
Sometimes a lawsuit is necessary. If you must endure the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit, you should make sure you're doing it with someone who understands the ins and outs. Call Brad Pistotnik Law anytime 24 hours a day at 1-800-241-BRAD or at 316-684-4400; or on his cell at 316-706-5020.
Brad Pistotnik Law, P.A.
10111 East 21st St
Wichita, KS 67206