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Why You Need to Take Swift Action after a Personal Injury Accident

Written by Ankin Law Office

If you have been involved in a personal injury accident, you are likely hurt and confused. It is important that you not delay in getting the medical and legal help that you need so that you can protect your ability to seek financial compensation for your injuries and damages.

Act Quickly to Get Medical Treatment

It is not only important that you get prompt medical attention to protect your health, but also to protect any potential legal claims. Even if you do not notice any visible signs or symptoms of injury after the accident, you should still get medical treatment since some injuries, like whiplash or back injuries, do not manifest themselves for several hours or days and it is important to have as much medical documentation of your injuries, including a prompt initial diagnosis.

Make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions for recovery. If you do not follow your doctor’s instructions, you could be seen as exacerbating the medical condition, which can impact your ability to recover money damages for the injuries. You should also make sure to attend all doctor appointments so that the other party cannot argue that you exacerbated your injuries through your own actions or inactions.

Act Quickly to Get the Compensation You Deserve

Personal injury claims have strict a statute of limitations during which time the lawsuit can be filed. In Illinois, most personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If you do not file a claim within the applicable time period, you will lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries or damages.

Act Quickly to Preserve Evidence

It is also important to begin a factual investigation to collect evidence as quickly as possible. Assessing liability in a personal injury accident involves a thorough factual investigation in order to obtain and preserve necessary evidence because, without the supporting evidence, you could hinder your ability to prove your case. The police report, witness statements, and accident reconstruction experts will all be used to provide information regarding the personal injury accident.

Act Quickly to Learn About Your Rights

You should promptly consult with a skilled personal injury lawyer like the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Ankin Law Office, LLC in order to learn more your legal rights following a personal injury accident. After listening to the circumstances of your accident and injury, we will educate you of your legal rights, the applicable statute of limitations, and the personal injury legal process.

If you were injured in a personal injury accident, do not delay. Contact Ankin Law Offices at (312) 600-0000 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago personal injury lawyers.

Categories: Personal Injury