What To Do If You Are In An Accident
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What To Do After An Accident in Idaho:
If you have been injured in an personal injury accident in Idaho it is always important to perserve the evidence in your case. Even if you ultimately do not decide to sue the person or business that caused your personal injury, a record that has been perserved can make the difference between a solid case and a case that is more difficult to prove.
-If you experience a personal injury at a public location such as a grocery store or a mall, file an accident report with customer service. -If you don't personally fill out the report make certain to read over the report and make any necessary changes. Initial any changes and request a copy of the report. Don't leave without your copy. -In your own words describe what happened at the time of your personal injury accident. -Keep a log of how you are feeling. -Keep a log of what your doctor told you to do and exactly how you are following doctor's orders. -Record any new developments in pain. -Record any statements or contact with the party responsible for your personal injury.
- Go to the doctor or emergency room-
-Even if at the time of the injury you don not plan on filing suit, it is important to go to the doctor because injuries can creep up on you. In addition, if you ignore your pain until a later point, insurance companies are more likely to deny your claim. They love to say, "no medical treatement, no injury".
- Follow your doctor's orders and treatment plan even if it mean initially you will be out-of-pocket for the treatement-
-If you don't take the medications prescribed by your doctor or you don't follow your doctor's treatment plan, the insurance companies will point to this and say that this is why you failed to recover or why you only had a partial recovery. -In addition, it is important for you to get better. Just because you get better does not mean that you cannot get a settlement for your personal injury from the insurance company. People often think that recovery equals no settlement. This simply is not the case. Insurance is supposed to put you back where you were before the accident. If you are out-of-pocket for medical bills, have lost wages associated with your personal injury or pain and suffering associated with your personal injury, you are entitled to be compensated for this.
- Contact a Boise Personal Injury Attorney-
-Even if you don't know for certain that you want to file suit against the individual or the company that caused your personal injury a Boise Personal Injury Attorney can help you understand your situation and help you to decide how to preceed. -A Boise Personal Injury Attorney can help you perserve your case if you ultimately decided to sue. -A Boise Personal Injury Attorney can help you deal with the insurance company and possibly get a settlement without having to file suit.
- Remember - you are entitled to be made whole. Don't let the insurance company tell you that your pain, your suffering, your physical, emotional and financial struggle is only worth what they are will to pay. Give us a call today. You will be glad you did.
Boise Personal Injury Law Center
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101 S. Capitol Blvd, Suite 701
After An Accident in Idaho
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