what to doInstructions for any circumstance

It’s important to stay calm and follow our tips during a difficult situation.

TIP #1Stay Positive

Accidents and injuries should be overcome. A positive attitude will improve your chances of a good recovery.

TIP #2Seek Medical Attention

Injuries are compensated if they are medically documented. Untreated injuries are rarely compensated and never compensated fully.

TIP #3See a Specialist

Medical specialists are more likely to identify and successfully treat your injuries.

TIP #4Request a Disability Slip

If you miss work due to injuries the time missed must be documented as medically necessary due to your injuries.

TIP #5Photograph Your Injuries

Emergency room doctors frequently fail to document all injuries. If the injury is not documented it will not be compensated.

TIP #6No Recorded Statements

Insurance companies will quickly request a recorded statement for the purposes of establishing a basis to deny your claim.

TIP #7Keep Medical Appointments

Failure to attend prescribed medical appointments will hurt your chances of a quick recovery and fair compensation for your injuries.

TIP #8Disclose Prior Injuries

Your doctor can exclude prior injuries as a cause of your current complaints if he knows about the prior injuries.

TIP #9Call a Lawyer

An injury claim is valued based on a stack of medical records, photographs and various documents. A lawyer that is there from the beginning can improve the chances that the records accurately reflect your damages.

TIP #10Avoid Social Media

Whatever you post on social media may be viewed by the insurance company or their lawyers.

TIP #11Accept Help

Friends and family will help get you through an accident or injury. Those that help are in the best position to explain to a judge or jury what you went through.

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or suffered a serious personal injury due to someone else’s negligence please contact the best personal injury lawyers at Patterson Law. George Patterson has been featured in an article published in the Best Lawyers in America. The “best” injury lawyers may be reached at their Annapolis or Bowie offices at 301-888-4878.

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