If you are an Orlando resident who is injured, suffering and unable to work, you are probably thinking about how to improve your situation. Depending on the details of your case, filing a personal injury claim might be the solution you need. With a successful claim, it is possible to obtain compensation to help you pay your medical expenses and replace some of the income you have lost.

Start by asking yourself a simple question. Do you believe that another party’s negligence caused or contributed to your injury? If you answered yes, then you have cause to consider filing a claim. This is especially important if your injury is severe enough to affect your life going forward.

An excellent first step in starting a claim is to consider the benefits that a personal injury attorney can bring to your situation. Examples of such benefits include knowledge of the state’s injury laws and experience handling claims similar to yours. With help from an attorney, you will likely have a better chance of winning your case.

Other important steps that can improve your odds of success include the following.

  • Gather evidence to show how your injury occurred (such as witness statements, photos and video).
  • Save all documents detailing the consequences of your injury including hospital, physician and physical therapy bills and other expenses.
  • Tell all responsible parties that you are planning to file a personal injury claim.

An experienced personal injury attorney can provide you with more information regarding whether or not you have a case and, if so, how best to proceed.