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3 Tips to Maximize Your Personal Injury Insurance Settlement

Whether you were injured in a car accident, from a fall, or from another type of accident, here are three simple things you can do to maximize your personal injury insurance settlement:

  1. Get Medical Treatment. It seems obvious, but many people just don't get the medical treatment they need. Even though they’re seriously injured, they wait to see a doctor. They just assume they’ll get better. By delaying necessary medical treatment you are hurting your personal injury insurance claim. Insurance companies simply won’t take your injuries seriously if you haven’t. More importantly, you are putting your health at risk. Minor injuries can become much more serious if they are not treated promptly. By getting the medical treatment you need right away, you don’t have to worry about jeopardizing your health or your claim.

  2. Document Your Injuries. The better you are able to document your injuries, the better chance you have of being fully compensated for them. Take pictures of your injuries right away. When it comes time to settle your personal injury case those injuries won't be visible. So make sure you have some visual record of them.

  3. Document the Accident. Take pictures of everything involved in the accident. In a car accident, make sure you take pictures of all of the cars involved, the street or intersection, and any traffic lights or signs. In any other type of accident, make sure you take pictures of the scene and anything else that was involved in causing your injuries. Remember that it can take a long time to settle personal injury insurance settlement cases. Streets, intersections, and other accident scenes change over time. Make sure that you have an accurate depiction of how the scene was at the time of your accident.