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When to File an Injury Claim
After you’ve been injured in an accident, should you file an injury claim right away or should you wait until the full extent of your injuries comes to light? How do you know how much money to ask for while you are still in the process of healing? Should you start making preparations for your injury lawsuit or insurance claim now, or should you wait? These are common questions that our accident attorney hears day in and day out, and we are here to give you the answers you need. Mac Hester Law is the Fort Collins Personal Injury Attorneys. we are focused on helping you navigate through your injury claim. We have a brief overview of how to navigate through your Injury claim.
Should you wait to file your injury claim?
You shouldn’t wait too long after your accident to file your claim, even if you are still getting treatment for your injuries. By getting the process started early, you won’t have to worry about missing any deadlines that could prevent you from filing in the future. However, getting the process started isn’t the same as resolving your case. Before you accept your settlement, you need to have a good understanding of the complete scope of your injuries, which may take some time.
Prior to accepting any settlement offers, you need to reach the maximum medical improvement (MMI), which means that you are either as healthy as possible with your injuries or that you and your attorney fully understand how to place a value of your damages, which should include future medical care and any financial impacts.
Don’t try to figure it out on your own. Get professional advice from an attorney you can trust.
Although the above rules will apply for most cases, every injury is different and every case is different. Get the answers you need for your specific situation by contacting us at Mac Hester Law today.