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Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.

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4 Tips For Winning Your Personal Injury

by Gina Hill

If you have been involved in a personal injury, it's a good idea to do everything you can to win your case. Many times, personal injury cases are dismissed because there is just not enough evidence or effort put forth by the injured party for the insurance to provide compensation for the injuries. Here are four tips to consider to ensure that you win your case:

  1. Save All of the Evidence: From the moment the injury has occurred to the moment that the case is settled, you need to save all of the evidence. This includes taking photos of physical injuries, saving medical records, medical bills, and even collecting evidence from your employer that you have had to miss work due to your injury. This includes your previous payroll compared to your current one from all of your missed time at work. You will definitely want compensation for this missed time. 
  2. Don't Miss Doctor Appointments: An insurance company is not going to want to provide compensation for someone not taking their injuries seriously. If you miss appointments, it is going to make it seem like the injuries are not severe enough or as serious as you are making the out to be in your claim. For this reason, if your doctor recommends you go to certain specialists, you should not miss those appointments even if you don't think that it is truly needed. 
  3. Don't Rush to Settle: Although you will want to get the case resolved quickly, you don't want to rush into settlement from the insurance company before you truly know the value of your case. Too often, people will settle and then the injuries become worse, require more treatment, and thus require more time off from work. For this reason, you want to be sure that you continue to negotiate on a settlement that you are happiest with and that can potentially help cover future costs, as well. Work with a personal injury lawyer who can help with the process of settling and make fair negotiations with the insurance company. 
  4. Don't Ignore Advice from Your Lawyer: First off, you should always hire a personal injury lawyer when dealing with a personal injury case. Not only will you have a difficult time dealing with your injuries on top of having to worry about dealing with the insurance company, but you also won't truly know how to handle the extent of your case to be sure that you are receiving a fair settlement. A personal injury lawyer is going to help with this. 

When you consider these four tips, you can be sure that you are much more likely to win your personal injury case.

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