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Steps To Take To Receive Full Compensation for Your Personal Injury Claim

The Horwitz Law Group serves the Chicago, Illinois area in representing injured individuals and pursuing their personal injury claims against the liable parties responsible for the harm they’ve suffered. However, as much as our job is to assist you in pursuing your personal injury claim, there are steps you can take yourself to help ensure the maximum recovery of compensation for your injuries. 

Steps You Can Take to Maximize Your Damages

Some important steps you can take involve information-gathering procedures necessary to support your claim. This involves documenting every single bit of information that relates to the accident or happening that led to your injury, including everyone and everything involved. Document the scene of your injury, if possible, with photographs and by making notes about the conditions and circumstances at the scene. If you are physically unable to do this, call someone else to help, or implore the police to engage in a more detailed documentation of this evidence on your behalf when they arrive. 

Take down all witness statements that you can obtain from those who personally witnessed the incident or act leading to your injury. Make sure to call the police to obtain an official public record documenting the circumstances, individuals, and factors involved that led to your injury, and make certain your statements on your documented evidence are included in the report. No information is unimportant, and you want to obtain all information possible about the circumstances and events that led to your injury and obtain all the statements you can on the matter. 

Then, always get the medical treatment you need for your injuries. This might involve an ambulance ride or having someone drive you to the ER or urgent care. Getting a full professional evaluation can:

  • Allow you to discover all your injuries and begin treatment right away
  • Create an official record of what injuries stemmed from the accident

Getting medical treatment helps your physical well-being, as well as helps to prove your injury claims. Some injuries might not be obvious right away, and if you begin to feel symptoms hours or days later, you should immediately get medical help. Failing to do so can hurt your claim or even make it impossible to get the compensation you need. 

Consult with a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Right Away

At The Horwitz Law Group, we understand the complexities of pursuing a personal injury claim successfully, and so we offer our services to any Chicago-based individuals seeking to pursue a personal injury claim. If we represent your claim, our team will work tirelessly until you receive the maximum recovery your claim entitles you to. Taking the steps outlined above will aid you in accomplishing this goal. To begin the process of standing up for your legal rights following a serious injury, don’t hesitate to contact us online today. Case evaluations are always free with no obligation for you.



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