There are many steps involved in a personal injury claim and there are strict time lines that must be adhered to otherwise you may loose your right to recover damages. The following is a basic outline of the way a claim would proceed.
1. Initial Meeting
Meet with a lawyer to discuss your accident, your injuries, and their impact on your life. Assuming you are not at fault for the accident, you may proceed with a claim against the at fault driver. Investigation will begin to gather all of the necessary evidence to advance your claim, including the police report, medical records and employment information.