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7 Ways You Can Prepare for Your Personal Injury Case

Topics: Auto Accident, Personal Injury

7 Ways You Can Prepare for Your Personal Injury Case Have you recently suffered an injury as a result of another person or entity's carelessness or negligence? If so, then you may be entitled to compensation. Before you tackle a personal injury case, however, there are some things you should know.
  1. Avoid Common Mistakes
Understand the most common mistakes made in personal injury cases and how to avoid them. This includes ignoring the statute of limitations in your state, discussing your case on social media, or even being untruthful about what happened.
  1. Obtain Necessary Documentation
In order to file a lawsuit, you'll need some important documentation. This includes any relevant police reports, medical paperwork (including hospital bills), incident reports, and any other official documentation related to what happened.
  1. Meet with the Right Lawyer
A personal injury lawsuit isn't something you want to tackle alone. Consult with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who has worked with clients in a position similar to yours in the past.
  1. Understand the Process
Speak with your lawyer about what to expect from the process, especially in terms of its length. Many personal injury cases can take months or even years to resolve, so make sure you're informed and prepared.
  1. Prepare for Deposition/Testimony
If your personal injury case goes to court, you'll likely need to testify in front of a judge. This can be a nerve-racking experience, and it can be helpful to speak with your attorney about what to expect and what to say, especially during cross-examination.
  1. Discuss Settlement Possibilities
Not all personal injury lawsuits will go to trial. In fact, your lawyer's goal will be to settle out of court, as this speeds up the process and makes things easier on you as well. Therefore, it's important that you speak with your attorney about what kind of settlement you'd be willing to accept.
  1. Stick to the Facts
Finally, remember to stick to only the facts throughout the entire process. If you lie or even intentionally omit important information about your case or accident, you could find yourself in a great deal of trouble with the law. Be honest with your lawyer so he or she can help you out as much as possible. Looking for legal assistance with your personal injury lawsuit? Schedule your consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney today by contacting The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth toll-free at 888-517-9888.
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Topics: Auto Accident

Prevention is the best cure for most things in life. This is especially true when it comes to auto accidents. These four tips will help you prevent many potential accidents on the road. Check Your Tires Routinely Did you know that tire failure is the cause of nearly 11,000 crashes every year? Tires are an important part of routine car maintenance, and tires that are going bad can be deadly on the roads. These three “tests” can help you identify problems with your tires: 1. Tire Tread 2. Tire Pressure 3. Tire Age The tread of the tire refers to the grooves in the tire. Deeper groves means the tire is better able to grip the road while you drive. Test the tread by inserting a penny into the deepest groove on the tire. Make sure you’re using the penny upside down with President Lincoln facing you. If you can see the profile of his entire head, then you need to replace your tires. For tire pressure, the PSI you should expect is listed on the wall of the tire. Use a tire pressure gauge to determine if your tire is properly inflated. The age of your tire is also listed on the wall of the tire. The average tire has a useful life of 60,000 miles or anywhere from six to ten years. Warm Your Car Properly Always allow the car to warm up before going in the morning. Allow it to idle for at least one minute and avoid turning on the heater or air conditioner while it’s warming up. Check Your Coolant Frequently Check your coolant at least once every season of the year. Use this time to check other fluids, such as windshield wiper, power steering, and battery fluids. Change your oil every 3,000 miles. Inspect Lights Regulary Make sure both headlights and taillights work. Without lights that work, others may not see that you’re preparing to make a turn, slowing down, or even on the road at all. Failing to use your lights places you and your passengers, as well as others on the road, at risk of an accident. If you have been in an accident, it’s important to work with a car accident attorney who is on your side. Call the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth today to get advice and guidance on what your next move should be.