Supporting my son

My son is currently on remand waiting trial. We have had a really tricky time over the last year learning about some of the things that he has been doing, but we want to make sure that we support him through the trial so that he can get a fair process. Having family on your side can help the prisoners to have an easier time at trial and can often help the lawyers to provide the strongest possible defence in court. This blog explains how family members can help to make sure that legal process goes smoothly and that the lawyers get all of the resources that they need.

Dos and Don'ts for Seeking Compensation After a Car Accident

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If you get injured in a car accident due to another driver's fault, you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. The amount compensated should compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages and any psychological trauma suffered as a result of the accident. However, many people make certain mistakes that cause them to be under-compensated, even when it's evident that the other party was at fault. So, to avoid these mistakes and ensure that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries and losses, you need to observe the following tips.

Do seek medical treatment

When most people are involved in a minor accident, they can ignore the symptoms and decide to take painkillers and rest. If you choose this path, you can be sure that pursuing the guilty party for personal injury compensation will be an uphill task. That's why you need to go to a doctor and seek treatment. Even if you only have slight pain in the body, it is good to get checked, as there may be other complications that are not apparent. Also, with proof of medical treatment, it will be easy for you to seek compensation for the injuries and the costs incurred in seeking treatment.

Do look out for delayed symptoms

Delayed symptoms are those symptoms that do not materialise immediately after a car accident. Symptoms such as a headache, soreness and back pain may occur immediately after the crash. However, there are other s ymptoms such as nausea, vomiting, numbness and dizziness that may take up to a week or more to show up, depending on the severity of the accident. It is also possible to develop some complications several days after the accident. So, watch out for these symptoms and go to a doctor so that they can run a diagnosis and record the treatment. Don't be in a rush to settle with the other party. If the symptoms occur after settlement, you won't be able to pursue the other driver's insurer for more compensation.

Don't handle the case alone

Following up on personal injury claims is not an easy task. Some insurers will do anything to refute your claim and make sure that you don't receive compensation. That's why you shouldn't go down this road alone. Contact personal injury lawyers immediately after the accident. They will help you compile the necessary documents and pursue the insurance company. If you have any claims that are hard to prove, such as emotional trauma, your lawyer will find the right health professionals to back your claim before the court.

Observe these tips when filing and following up on a personal injury claim to ensure that you get adequate compensation for your car accident injuries.


15 May 2018