Helpful Tips

Helpful Tips

For when you think youmight need legal help

Injured in an accident? What happens now? Sure, you go to the hospital, your car is in a collision shop or maybe sitting in your driveway; you called your insurance company but what else should you be doing?

If you have the opportunity, document the scene of the accident, taking photographs or writing down notes of how the accident took place. Take pictures of the vehicles involved; the ‘defect’ that caused you to fall or any other potentially useful information about the accident location.

Get a police report, incident report or other report prepared by the business, etc of where your accident took place.

If you are hurt, you go seek medical attention immediately after the police arrive. No matter the level of injuries or soreness you experience, get it documented by a hospital, Urgent Care clinic or doctor of your choosing. Just do it quickly; even if the injuries seem minor.

This is a mistake that many injury victims can make, especially in the confusion and chaos following an accident. It may be days or even weeks before you feel the true severity of the injuries you suffered. Going to a doctor right away to ensure your condition is documented is very helpful. Make sure that doctor is informed of any and every body part or location that is hurting you. Describe the nature of the injury and how it feels to you; e.g. burning, stabbing, aching, stiff, sore, numb, painful, intense, etc.

Lastly, before you begin dealing with the nuances of the insurance companies following a car accident, trip and fall or other type of accident, make sure you contact a legal professional who works on these matters. Insurance companies can be extremely difficult to deal with, which is why having an experienced professional behind your case can be vital to its potential success.

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