How to Get the Best Injury Claim Settlement
At Linley Welwood, we want to help you get the best possible settlement for your personal injury claim. That is why our team of personal injury lawyers have put together some simple tips on how to get the best injury claim settlement.
1. Preserve Evidence
Since the other side will offer you a settlement based on the strength of your case, it is important to take photos of the accident scene and your immediate injuries, as well as to collect names and contact information for any witnesses. If there is a police report, you should also get a copy as soon as possible so that your personal injury lawyer can follow up on the information.
2. Seek Medical Treatment
After an accident, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment for all of your injuries, including everything from PTSD to physical therapy, even if you do not know the extent of your injuries. It is also important to ensure that any treatment plan your doctor recommends is followed to the letter.
3. Value Your Claim Fully
In addition to recovering out-of-pocket losses, you can also claim compensation for the loss of the regular use of body functions and for emotional damages. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to help you evaluate these damages, ensuring that your claim is being valued properly.
4. Do Not Jump at the First Offer
In some cases, letting the other side believe that you are willing to take your claim to court will help you get the best injury claim settlement. This might mean rejecting the first, second, and third offers; however, before rejecting any offers, it is important to consult your lawyer.
5. Build a Strong Case
Having a strong case prepared for trial can help pressure the other side into offering you a fair settlement. If the other side knows that you are ready and willing to go to trial, they will be more inclined to pay the settlement you deserve.
If you would like to learn more tips on how to get the best injury claim settlement, or if you are interested in our legal service for personal injury cases, please contact Linley Welwood at 604-850-6640 or by filling out a contact form on our website.