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April 14, 2017

Getting the Most Out Of Your Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case

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Pennsylvania law1 entitles people who are hurt in accidents that were caused by someone else’s negligence to compensation for the losses they sustain. Victims can recover for both their economic and non-economic losses, and some examples of the kinds of damages that are pursued in a typical personal injury2 case include medical expenses, property damage, physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost income, and loss of quality of life.

Victims understandably want to obtain the largest settlement or award possible after an accident. Generally speaking, maximizing compensation after an injury-causing accident involves keeping detailed records about the way in which your injuries have affected you and making sure that your losses are documented and verified by third parties. Here are some of the specific things that you can do to ensure that you receive the full value of your claim.

Keep Notes

After an accident, you should keep detailed notes about the way in which your injuries affect you. Some examples of the kinds of issues of which you should make note include the following:

  • Pain
  • An inability to perform certain tasks
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Feelings of anxiety or depression
  • Activities or events that you forgo because of your injuries

See a Physician

You should always see a doctor after you are hurt in an accident, even if you do not believe that your injuries are particularly severe. This will serve two purposes; first, it will ensure that your injuries are accurately identified and that you start treatment as soon as possible. Second, it will result in the creation of a medical record that can be used as evidence when establishing damages.

Attend All Appointments and Do the Recommended Treatments

Many accident victims are prescribed physical therapy or other ongoing treatment for pain management. It is essential for you to attend all of these appointments, regardless of whether you think they are helping or necessary. Failure to do so may make it possible for the insurance company or at-fault party to argue that your injuries are not as severe as you claim they are.

Do Not Post on Social Media

If you are an active social media user, it may be a good idea to refrain from posting while your case is pending. Most of us who use social media like to present an idealized version of our lives, and pictures or posts showing you active and happy may make it seem like you are not as hurt as you claim to be. On the other hand, it is not advisable to start deleting old posts as it may give the impression that you are trying to destroy evidence.

Call a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of others, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, call the Levin Firm today at 215-825-5183 or send us an email through our online contact form.

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