If you’ve been injured in an accident and there is a negligent party to be held accountable, there is no time to waste. However, there are a number of steps to take before hiring a personal injury attorney.
First and foremost, seek medical attention. Your health and safety is the highest priority after a personal injury, and you should immediately seek medical attention, even if you do not feel severely injured at first. Soft tissue or brain injuries are not readily apparent. It may take days, weeks or even months for the damage to be seen.
Seeking medical attention also allows you to preserve your case. Some jurisdictions require you to seek medical attention within a certain period of time following your injury or you lose the ability to file a claim.
After seeking medical attention, begin to preserve the evidence. Collect as much information as possible including taking photos of the scene, obtaining a police report, and save your medical records. In order to win a personal injury case, you must be able to prove negligence on the guilty party’s behalf. The evidence you assemble is critical to this.
Once you’ve accomplished the above, it’s time to contact personal injury attorneys in your area, set up meetings with them, and ultimately hire one to work your case if they determine your claim is valid.
The personal injury attorney you hire should work diligently with you to get you the compensation you deserve. They should also know the local marketplace and be well established in the community, have experience in this complex area of practice and have a proven track record of success. You’ll find the expertise and level of attention you deserve at Cardillo Keith Bonaquist, P.A.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident, contact Cardillo Keith Bonaquist today. Since 1975, our personal injury attorneys in Naples have provided effective legal counsel to clients injured by other people’s negligence and/or misconduct. As a result, we have decades of experience in this complicated arena of law, coupled with a long track record of success. Using our vast legal experience and an in-depth understanding of personal injury law, we will provide you with strong case strategy aimed at helping you get the financial resources you need and deserve.