A personal injury can dramatically affect one’s life. Not just your body, but your property and finances, among other things. Of course, your first concern should be your physical well-being; the better your health, the more you can accomplish. But don’t neglect the long-term issues like lost wages and damaged valuables; those things help keep it easier to take care of yourself and stay productive. So here’s the process to go through once the basic health need is handled:

Gather all the evidence you can to get the clearest picture of what happened and who’s responsible. Try to get hold of things like photos, fingerprints, and miscellaneous items you might’ve seen at the location when the incident occurred.

  • Keep a list of the critical things you’ve experienced since the injury. Examples may include missed work, difficulty walking, medical appointments, etc.
  • Collect contact information from anyone who might’ve seen the injury occur. Also jot down any key words they reference about what they saw.
  • Inform all suspects that they might be expected to pay you for any harm they might’ve caused you.
  • File a lawsuit as quickly as possible. Developing an argument for compensation requires a lengthy process. The time limit to file your case depends on the U.S. state you’re in.