Investigating Your Accident
Before any negotiations can begin, it is necessary to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of an accident. This initial investigation can serve several essential purposes.
First, to demonstrate that you are eligible to recover compensation in a Boston personal injury case, you must correctly identify the negligent party who caused your accident. It is not always immediately clear who this is. An investigation will serve to identify the liable parties when this is the case.
You must also present sufficient evidence showing that you were injured as a result of negligence. Gathering this evidence may require an investigation. An insurance company might attempt to deny your claim if you cannot provide evidence illustrating that you were harmed because of someone else’s carelessness.
Luckily, you do not need to conduct this type of investigation yourself. Odds are you do not have the resources and expertise necessary to do so anyway. Instead, you should enlist the help of a Massachusetts personal injury law firm capable of investigating an accident on your behalf.
Accounting for Your Losses
Depending upon the severity of your injuries and the impact that they have on your quality of life, after being harmed in an accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for such losses/damages as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical pain
- Psychological pain
- Loss of enjoyment of life
This is not an exhaustive list. Determining the proper and just compensation owed when you file a claim requires accounting for all your compensable losses. When doing so, it may be necessary to assign a dollar value to such non-economic losses as pain and suffering.
This is another task that a qualified Boston personal injury attorney can handle for you. Your lawyer will review your medical bills and other documentation of your losses to calculate how much your claim may be worth.