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Why Immediate Action Matters After a Personal Injury: Insights from a Persona Injury Expert

A Personal Injury Insider Shares Must-Know Tips to Safeguard Your Legal Rights

Picture this: you’ve just experienced an injury due to someone’s negligence, and now you are wondering what is next. The decisions you make in the moments that follow can have a significant impact on your future. In this blog post, we’ll share some valuable advice from Oregon car accident attorney Bart Herron of Herron Law Firm that will help you save your legal case and protect your future. Continue reading to learn about the essential actions you should take right away to protect your legal rights and ensure a correct outcome of your personal injury insurance claim.

Prioritize Your Health

Your well-being should always come first. Some men choose to “tough it out” because they believe they can take the pain for a few days. Most of women choose the other path. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it’s important to have a medical professional assess your condition. For example, some brain injuries might not be immediately noticeable, and waiting to seek treatment can lead to complications later on. These days one should not rely on ER to properly diagnose or treat your injuries. We also know that having a medical record of your injuries can be critical in supporting any future legal claims.

Document the Incident

While still at the location of the accident, collect as much information as possible. Snap photos or record videos of the scene, your injuries, and any damaged property. Obtain contact details from witnesses and ask them for their account of what happened. This evidence can play a crucial role in substantiating your claim and ensuring the responsible party is held accountable. Remember, witnesses move, might not want to get involved after the crash, or sometime even die.

Call 911 and Make Your Police Report

Depending on the nature of your injury, it might be necessary to report the incident to the police by calling 911. We know in Portland the most likely outcome of your calling the police would result in nothing. But, making that 911 recorded call and filing a report can help create an official record of the event, which can be very important during any legal proceedings.

Please Do Not Sign or Accept Anything

You will be contacted by the other driver’s insurance company very shortly after your crash. They could pressure you to sign paperwork or agree to a quick settlement offer. We have heard that many insurance companies call that first settlement offer a nuisance offer. Consult our Oregon personal injury attorney by calling 503-367-0829 before signing anything. They can help you understand the true value of your claim and ensure you don’t settle for less than what you’re entitled to.

Seek Free Personal Injury Attorney Consultation

Contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible is highly recommended. They can provide guidance through the complex legal process and ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines. Keep in mind that there are strict time limits for filing a personal injury claim, so it’s vital not to procrastinate.

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When dealing with personal injuries, acting quickly can make all the difference in the world. By adhering to these expert recommendations, you’ll be well on your way to obtaining the compensation you legally deserve.

Don’t let time run out on your rights – act now!

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DO YOU WANT TO WIN?former client, Portland, Oregon
I recommend Herron Law, LLC to everyone. I was hurt in a car accident and the insurance company tried to get me to settle without talking to an attorney. I am glad that I talked with you instead. The settlement your people obtained for me was much better than anything the insurance company had offered me. It turned out that I went through an unexpected hardship right after the car accident. I ended up really needing the extra money. Thanks for all of your help and concern.
GARYPortland, Oregon
Attorney Bart Herron was referred to me by a friend and co-worker who had been previously helped by Mr. Herron. He took my case too and obtained a settlement much higher than I had dared to hope for. I recommend him highly.
DebWashington
I was badly injured in an auto accident. Bartley Herron persuaded the insurance company that they needed to give me the maximum settlement of insurance coverage. The money was and is very important to my family. I recommend Mr. Herron to anyone needing an honest, intelligent and strong attorney to represent them and to fight hard for them. That is what Mr. Herron did for me.
HERNANDEZMolalla, Oregon
Thanks to you for your hard efforts and support, you gave me the drive to fight. I actually miss you guys. We think about you often. Even when things were tough you always made me smile. I can never thank you enough.
C.Portland, Oregon
I had a very difficult case because I had been injured so many times in the past. The insurance company’s lawyers tried to make fun of me and kept saying that if I was hurt then it was someone else’s fault and because of one of my old injuries. Mr. Herron put a stop to this. He forced them to deal with the damages I had. And, he made them to pay for the injuries I had now and the old injuries which were made worse. I am grateful for his strength and tack. Mr. Herron stood up for me.
C.C.former client from Portland, Oregon
We cannot tell you how important it was to my family to receive the money you got us. My family and I were extremely happy when you told us how you pushed the insurance company to settle for the whole amount that they can be sued for. Your law firm did all this and we didn’t even have to go to court. You always have our appreciation.
JORGEBeaverton, Oregon
I contacted your law firm for help after being hurt. I had been talking with the insurance company. The adjuster wanted to settle. But I was concerned that I should talk to a lawyer. Your firm represented me and got more than three times the money the insurance company was wanting to pay. I’m very thankful for the money and what you did for me.
LAURIEPortland, Oregon
Before I called the Herron Law office, I called many other personal injury law offices for free advice. I left many messages, but I received no callback. Then I called Herron Law and spoke with Olga. She spent almost an hour talking to me about my car accident case and told me what I needed to do next. She even emailed me the summary of our conversation to remind me what steps I needed to take in case I forgotten. Thank you, again.
HeidyMedical AssistantBeaverton, Oregon

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