Personal injury cases can be very complex. There are many variables involved, and there are many unknowns that are to be expected.
With that being said, below is a short, yet effective list of the key factors of a successful personal injury claim.
Remember. Protect your rights. Get the facts.
1. Medical Treatment: The truth of the matter is that you may have pain after an accident, but if you don't get medical treatment, then it is 1. hard to prove that you were hurt and 2. easy for the defendant to argue that you were NOT hurt.
2. Be consistent with your symptom reporting: When filling out medical paperwork or speaking with your doctor or nurse, communicate your symptoms, including your symptoms you are having at that moment as well has symptoms you've had since the accident.
3. Be descriptive with your symptoms: When communicating your symptoms to your medical provider, specifically identify the type of pain you are experiencing.
4. Be accurate about your medical history: If you have had medical treatment to your low back before an accident and then suffered a new back injury from an accident, it is extremely important that you tell all of your doctors about your prior low back symptoms and treatment.
5. Communicate with your attorney: Whenever you plan on seeing a new medical doctor or getting new tests or radio-logical studies, let your attorney know.