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Tips for Handling Your Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligence, you are entitled to recover compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim. All personal injury claims are different, but there are some general tips that you can follow in order to maximize your success in your personal injury claim.

  • Keep detailed notes and records of your accident. As soon as possible following the accident, write down your personal account of the accident, including what happened prior to, during, and after the accident. Write down the weather conditions, the names of any witnesses to the accident, and detailed information about your injuries. Keep track of the medical treatment that you receive, who treats you, and for what condition they treat you. Also document any time that you missed from work at a result of your injuries.
  • Pick the right personal injury attorney. The success of your claim directly depends upon the experience and skills of the personal injury attorney you choose. You don’t have to choose one of the many lawyers who are likely to contact you directly about a potential claim. You don’t have to choose the first attorney you meet. What you do need to choose is an attorney who has years of experience in handling personal injury claims such as yours, and one who answers your questions and addresses your concerns to your satisfaction.
  • Avoid making statements that might hurt your case. Don’t post a running commentary about your accident on social media. Don’t post pictures of yourself waterskiing if you are claiming that you are severely injured. Don’t admit – to anyone – that you think you are fully or partially responsible for the accident. Don’t speak with the other party’s insurance company representatives; let your attorney handle these contacts for you.

Boller & Vaughan are experienced Madison personal injury lawyers who know Wisconsin law and know how to effectively represent your interests in any personal injury claim that you might have, whether it involves a motorcycle, semi-truck, or a passenger vehicle. Call our office today and learn how our attorneys can help ensure that you receive the compensation in your case to which you are entitled.