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What Do I Need for My Lawsuit: A Personal Injury Claim Checklist

When you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it’s normal to have questions about what to do next. You’re most likely scared and stressed about the unexpected physical and financial hardships you’re now facing. How are you going to pay your bills if you can’t return to work? How are you going to handle your medical bills and their associated costs? How can your family be provided for while you recover? These are the questions we’ve been asked by our clients time and again. When you aren’t sure where to turn, the experienced law firm of Proner & Proner can help. 

Proner & Proner handles a wide range of personal injury cases, that include but aren’t limited to:

If you’ve been the victim of someone’s deliberately negligent actions, you may have the basis for a personal injury claim. Below, we detail a helpful checklist of the items you’ll need to get started. 

Medical Records

Immediately following an accident, it’s important to seek out medical attention. Even if you feel fine minutes after the accident, adrenaline can often mask the true severity of your injuries. Likewise, some injuries – like traumatic brain injuries – may take time to present themselves. While seeking medical attention for your health is of utmost importance, these records will also serve you well when you go to file a personal injury lawsuit. Medical records will determine the severity of your injuries and whether or not you are cleared to return to work. If you are determined unfit to return to work or perform your normal duties, your medical records and physician play an integral role as to why not. 

Police Reports

All too often, people may think that their accident doesn’t warrant the police. Especially in cases of reckless behavior and/or negligence, another driver may try to avoid calling the police because they don’t want to get in trouble or because they don’t have insurance. Don’t be tempted to go with what the other driver says. Police reports will document how the accident occurred and allow your attorney to determine who was at fault. At Proner & Proner, we have successfully recovered over $400 million for accident victims who have suffered as a result of negligence such as distracted driving, drunk driving, drivers who make illegal turns and/or fail to yield and much more. 

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Medical Bills

Healthcare isn’t cheap and when you’ve been injured and required to pay for medication, various testing, office visits, follow ups and imaging, the bills can pile on quickly. Keep all of this information and present it to your attorney. This will allow them to determine how much money you’ve spent in order to help determine how much you should be compensated for. 

Pay Stubs

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may not be able to return to work for an extended length of time. If this is the case, you should provide your most recent pay stub to your attorney so it can be determined how much money you’ll be missing out on and how you can be compensated for future lost wages. A settlement for future lost wages is meant to compensate you for how much money you would have been making had you not been injured. 

As you can see, there are many important documents you need to present to your personal injury attorney. If you have questions about whether or not you have a personal injury case, Proner & Proner offers free case evaluations. Proner & Proner provides nationwide representation and can help you on the road to recovery. Don’t wait. Schedule a consultation today. 

Related blog: How Much Is My New York Personal Injury Case Worth?

Contact A New York City Personal Injury Lawyer To Discuss Your Accident Case In New York

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to an accident in New York? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Proner & Proner represent clients injured because of accidents in Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and throughout New York. Call 212-500-1003 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 1503 New York, NY 10165 as well as offices in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Bethel, Connecticut.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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