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What Happens When You Think You Have a Personal Injury Claim

Personal injuries happen all the time, but no one ever thinks it will happen to them. Regardless of how an injury was attained, receiving guidance and help from your insurance company is necessary. Understanding your options is an act of exercising your rights as a human being, and knowing what to do after getting injured will make what happens after the injury less confusing.

Contact Insurance

The moment you are affected by an accident it is advisable to contact your healthcare or auto insurance company immediately. Speaking with your insurer right away will eliminate the possibility of you saying or doing the wrong things. Your coverage might be used to pay for most if not all your medical bills that occur due to the accident. Waiting to process a claim can decrease the amount of money you could get quite significantly. It’s also important to know that you don’t have to be negligent for the benefits from your insurance to be paid out.

Talk to a Lawyer

After speaking with your insurer, depending on the severity of the injury, it is recommended to consult your lawyer as well. If the attorney you usually deal with is not experienced in cases like yours, be sure to get in touch with a personal injury attorney for the best outcome possible. This is especially necessary to do if there was another party or business establishment involved. Provide as many details as you can to your insurance company because that can help to increase the coverage you receive. It is one thing to think you can possibly have a claim and another to actually have a claim; providing the information on what happened to your insurer can help you distinguish if you really have a case or not.


Whether you experienced a trip or slip, or experienced an accident in your workplace, what is vital for you to showcase is proof of the accident. Photographs can be a highly effective way to prove your case and claim. Taking photos of any raised pavment, hazards without warnings, and unsafe areas around the spot you attained the injury can make the claim more effective. Be as specific as possible, especially if machinery or unsafe wiring were involved.

In conclusion, after you take necessary precautions after your injury and you keep a level head, you will be able to successfully file a strong claim. With the guidance of a lawyer or your insurance company, you will be able to with the case. Just try your best to be organized and as clear with everything as possible.

This article was written by Dixie Somers, a freelance writer who loves to write for business, finance, and family issues. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three beautiful daughters. You can find Dixie on Facebook.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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