Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a process that should be carried out shortly after an accident occurs. After an injury occurs, a flurry events can make keeping track of important details difficult. But by keeping the following tips in mind, it can be easier to file a personal injury lawsuit.
1.) Act Quickly
There is a statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey to file a personal injury lawsuit. This limit caps out at two years. While this may seem like a long amount of time, run of the mill procedures could quickly deplete this time. Bear in mind the statute of limitations as you prepare your case.
2.) Keep Details to Yourself
It can be very tempting to share your distress with others, be it on social media or in person among friends. However, details regarding the suit should be kept between you and your lawyer. Anything you can say, especially in public spaces like social media, can and often will be used against you later.
3.) Keep Clear Records
If you have already sought medical attention of any kind, keep track of the treatments you have undergone as well as the costs of said treatments. This information will come in handy later when fighting for the right kind of compensation.
4.) Keep Records of the Accident
If you haven’t already, make note of different details that you may need when filing a lawsuit. For example, any witnesses who can lend their accurate details to a case will be very useful. Also make note of the time, day, and cause of the injury.
5.) Hire a Lawyer Who Can Help
Once you have all the documents, notes, and information in tow, the next step is to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who could help. The steps that follow, such as preparing a deposition, as well knowing what choices to make can be made easier with the help of a lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and are preparing to file a personal injury lawsuit, contact a lawyer who could help. Contact the law offices of Lombardi and Lombardi today to schedule your case consultation.
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