If you’ve been injured in a
motor vehicle accident or as a result of a medical mistake, write down every detail you can remember
as soon as possible. Some of that information will fade in time. Photos
can become critical pieces of evidence, so be sure to take pictures of
injuries, damaged vehicles, or the layout of the accident scene.
Be sure to collect any paperwork related to your accident and injuries.
This could include the accident report, medical records, and insurance
information. An attorney can tell you what else you will need to build
a strong case.
With that in mind, consult an attorney who can guide you in what to do
next and determine whether you have a claim worth pursuing. If you don’t
know any lawyers, request Chris Mellino’s free guide to filing a
claim in Ohio. He not only offers tips to find a good advocate, he suggests
what questions you should ask anyone you consider hiring for your case.
Finally, keep all of your doctor appointments and follow the treatment
plan he or she recommends. Showing up late or missing appointments (even
for a valid reason) can look bad if your case goes to trial. The last
thing you want is for jurors to wonder if you’re as injured as you claim.
Can I File a Personal Injury Claim?
We welcome you to
contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have about an
medical mistake, or an injury.