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If you have been injured, then it is important to understand the severity of your injury, and whether your injury can be compensated. To understand what you might be eligible for, it is important to get the answers to the following questions.

If you have been injured in an accident, then it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney and discuss the answers to these questions to determine what type of case you may have.

1. What Specific Injuries Did You Sustain?

The first and most important question that you should ask after suffering an injury is regarding what type of injury you have suffered. Once you understand the severity of your injury, then this will set the table for the rest of your physical and financial recovery. Your physical recovery will be generally handled by healthcare professionals and your financial recovery should be sought with the assistance of experienced counsel. Experienced counsel can help you make the strongest compensation claim for your accident injuries.

2. What Type of Long-Term Harm Did You Suffer?

When making a personal injury claim, it is important to understand your compensation coverage potential, and relevant compensation law. Your compensation benefits will be largely driven by your medical care and what type of medical improvement you make over time with the help of a health care provider. Your medical provider can help you determine what type of recovery care is needed, whether you need the help of a physical therapist, and help explain your medical reports.

3. How Long Will You Suffer from Your Injuries?

Your medical professional should be able to tell you how long it should take you to recover from your injuries if the injuries are not permanent. Regardless if you suffer a head injury or knee injuries, the medical care you receive should include a recovery plan involving your entire medical provider network, including whether a chiropractic visit is necessary or if you need additional visits to help you recover from your traumatic injuries. Insurance carriers will factor coverage depending on how long your recovery period is.

4. Are You Able to Return to Work?

If you suffered a work-related injury, then that will affect your type of claim and level of compensation that you can receive. Workers’ compensation claims offer to replace most of an employee’s weekly wage if they are hurt but can also be difficult to obtain without the appropriate legal help. The length of time that you are unable to work and whether you are able to return to your old job will have a significant impact on your claim with a compensation carrier.

5. What Do Your Medical Records Say?

Your medical records will have important information such as the time of injury. Common questions are answered in your medical reports, so make sure you review them carefully. The information in these reports regarding your disability from work can be used to help obtain your weekly benefit as prescribed by law. You will have to meet specific eligibility requirements to obtain coverage.

6. What Was the Cause of Your Injuries?

The cause of your injuries will be important towards who ultimately is required to compensate you for your injuries. If you are injured in an accident, then it is important to understand the details of what happened and who was at fault. If you are injured because of a defective product, then it is important to understand the condition of the product and how it was used when it caused an injury.

7. What Treatment is Necessary for Recovery?

Your long-term care should be mapped out to best assist you in your recovery. Getting a plan together quickly is essential towards helping you recover to highest level possible. If you have a brain injury, then it is important to immediately start to work towards rehabilitation as waiting too long can have a negative effect on recovery.

8. Do You Need Physical Therapy in Your Rehabilitation?

The amount of physical therapy you need will have a large impact on your life. You may have to transport yourself to whatever therapy center is helping with your rehabilitation and this could have its challenges. The frequency and cost of your physical therapy will factor into whatever recovery is available to you when seeking compensation benefits.

9. Were You at Fault at All?

In the state of Washington, your level of fault will diminish your overall potential for compensation. It is important to understand if you were at fault at all for the accident that caused your injuries, and if so, how much fault should be assessed to you? Washington follows the legal concept of comparative negligence for personal injury claims.

10. Do You Have All the Documents Related to Your Injuries?

It is important to get all the documents related to your injuries and the cause of your injuries. This can include medical reports, police reports, witness statements, medical opinions by medical professionals, and any receipts or bills for medical care. Having these documents will be critical in determining the strength and value of your personal injury claim.

If you have legal questions, then call us at the Law Office of Sofia Miguel so we can help!

Sofia’s No Fee Guarantee

Attorney Sofia K. Miguel guarantees that you will never write a check to our law firm under Sofia’s “no fee guarantee.” Consultations are free and if your case is selected, then Sofia will also cover all your court costs incurred during your personal injury case.

Sofia only gets paid when you do. Her services will cost you nothing out of pocket; simple as that. Let Sofia’s nearly twenty years of experience in helping people recover from their injuries get to work for you now.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an accident near Seattle, Puyallup, or Tacoma, WA, then contact us for an initial consultation with Sofia Miguel as she is ready to help you fight to get the money you deserve.

Call us at 253-200-4471, come visit our office right here in Puyallup at 702 S. Hill Park Dr. #207, or contact us online anytime. We are here for you.

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Sofia K. Miguel, Attorney

Sofia K. Miguel has extensive litigation experience; she has tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases throughout Western Washington. She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2000 and has 17 years’ experience representing injured people. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice.

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