No one wants to be injured. Yet, one day- you are. What makes this situation even worse is the fact that your injury was not your fault, but due to the carelessness or malice of someone else. In an instance like this, a personal injury claim is often the right move. A Davie, FL personal injury claim is filed when you have suffered injuries at the hands of someone else that result in pain, medical bills, and other inconveniences. Common personal injury claims include car accident injuries, dog bites, and slip-and-fall cases.

In order to file a personal injury claim, you’ll need a few things:

#1 First, see a doctor or other medical professional.

One of the most important things you must do after an accident is to see a doctor. Your full injuries may not be apparent yet, so the smartest thing to do is to seek medical attention. In many instances, an injury will not manifest itself for hours, days, weeks, or even months. Beyond just making sure you get the healthcare you need to heal, it will be impossible to bring about a personal injury claim without proof you were injured and needed medical care.

#2 Take photos or have other documentation.

You never want to go into a personal injury lawsuit as a “he said, she said” situation. You’ll want documented proof of your claim, which could include everything from photographs of the accident scene, x-rays, medical bills, and more. If your injuries are the result of a car accident, be sure your pictures include the damages to your vehicle and to other vehicles. You should also have the police report if 911 or another first responder was called to the scene. Keep track of how many days you missed work because of pain and suffering from your injuries. Also, write down tasks that you cannot complete because of the accident injuries, like household chores, taking care of your kids, and activities you typically enjoy. If you are not in condition to collect all of this evidence, ask a family member or friend to help you.

#3 Hire a lawyer to represent you.

You cannot do this alone. The Longo Firm has been helping those injured in the Davie, FL area for years, and we can help you too! We will go over the three ways to make a personal injury claim. You could file a lawsuit and take the claim to court to be ruled by a judge and jury, file a lawsuit and go to arbitration, or try to settle with the others who were involved in the accident through their insurance companies. The laws regarding Florida accident claims plus the involvement of insurance companies and opposing attorneys make the process extensive and complicated. This is sure to be difficult, but you will fare much better if you have an attorney.

Do not suffer alone from an injury caused by someone else. You do not need to! The Longo Firm is here to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us at (954) 862-3608 and we will discuss your case in further detail. We offer a free personal injury consultation to those here in the Davie, FL community. The Longo Firm provides the representation you need, with the personalized care you deserve!