When considering accident cases, the most common type are workplace accidents and automobile accidents. Both of these types of cases are sensitive in nature because more than likely you can have two different cases for each. For an automobile accident, you can seek further compensation from the insurance company, and you can file suit against the driver. For a workplace accident, you will have a workers compensation case, and you can further look for compensation from the employer and from the insurance company that the employer uses. This is where everything gets a little complicated and it will be necessary for you to get an experienced attorney to look after your case.
One thing your attorney will tell you with automobile accidents is to not settle with the insurance company quickly. Even if you are feeling slightly better, stay under the care of a doctor until you are fully healed and functioning at 100 percent. Many injuries can sneak up on you, which is why you do not want to find yourself footing many medical bills that the person at fault should be paying through their own insurance.
Documenting every bit of the automobile accident and all of the doctor visits afterward is very important. Having a paper trail will help your case in court. The same goes for damage to your vehicle. While being repaired, many times there is more damage found, which you should not have to pay for.
Another case that requires proper documentation is any type of work related injury due to an accident. Many industrial and factory workers get injured on a regular basis but don’t feel the need to seek out any type of compensation. This is not fair to you as a person, and as an employee.
After dealing with your workers compensation, if it was necessary, is when you should discuss with your attorney if you have a case of your own against your employer or against an insurance company. Both of these cases are kept completely separate because workers compensation does not have anything to do with the accident itself, but mostly has to do with compensating an injured employee.
No matter how serious or how insignificant the accident is, you should always be aware of your rights and of compensation that might not be owed to you. The best way to tell if you have a case is discuss your concerns with your attorney under a consultation and go from there. After the consultation, your attorney can help you every step of the way.