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What Steps Can I Take to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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Personal injury lawsuits are commonly filed with the help of attorneys or other legal services. While becoming involved in a legal matter can be stressful, personal injury lawsuits are important to recover damages for an injury suffered because of someone else’s negligence.

Soon after any accident or injury due to the fault of another, it is important to contact attorneys you can trust to fight for your legal rights. Before that, however, it is also important to collect all of the facts of the incident or event that led to the injury. The best way to remember details after suffering an injury is to write down notes that list the details of what occurred, when it occurred, and how it occurred.

It is important to gather as much contact information from witnesses who saw you get hurt or anyone involved in the incident that led to your injury. Taking photos or videos of the scene or event is also important and can help your case.

In addition, be sure to promptly treat with your health care providers for your injuries.  Any significant delay in treatment can not only hinder your health recovery, but your legal recovery as well.  Follow your doctors’ advice and do all you can to get better.

It’s important to contact an experienced attorney immediately.  An attorney can evaluate your case, protect your rights, help gather facts and evidence, take away the stress of dealing with insurance companies, present the claim in an organized and persuasive manner to maximize your recovery and file a lawsuit, if necessary, and litigate the case all the way through trial if that’s what justice requires.

If you believe you have a personal injury claim, contact Kershaw, Cook & Talley.  Our experienced attorneys can help protect and fight for your legal rights while you focus on your health and recovery. Call our law office at 916-779-7000 for a free case evaluation and to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.

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