According to the National Safety Council, over 40 million injuries requiring medical attention happen in the United States every year. That means each of us have a 1 in 12 chance of being seriously injured annually. We hope you never find yourself a victim of an accident, but if you do, there are some steps to take to protect yourself.
Not every accident does or should result in a personal injury claim. However, if you have been in a serious accident which impacts your life or results in significant medical bills, you should consult with a lawyer to learn your option. Even before you talk to a lawyer, you should gather information necessary to evaluate a potential personal injury claim. You will need to show that negligence or a breach of duty caused the accident, as well as demonstrate the nature of your injury. Collect information as soon as possible after an accident, as witnesses can become hard to contact and records and accident reports can be misplaced.
A personal injury lawyer will gather evidence to support your
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