If you have been injured in a Connecticut car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident or dog bite accident there are a number of things that you must do at the accident site. This is the time when you can make a number of very critical decisions that could have a significant impact upon the value of your Connecticut accident case. If you do not do some of these things then you run the very real risk of either destroying your Connecticut personal injury case or greatly reducing its value. These are things that should be done before you leave the place where you were injured in your Connecticut accident case.
You should make sure that you do at least the following after you've been injured in some type of Connecticut accident case:
Make sure the police are called
It is important that somebody contact the police department so that an officer can come to the site of the accident to conduct a proper investigation, in order to determine why the other party caused the accident, to speak with witnesses, and to make sure that the appropriate information is collected so that a report can be prepared that will indicate why the other person was at fault in causing the accident in which you were injured;
Make sure you tell the police about your injuries
Many times an injured party will be in shock and will not properly tell the police officer about all of the injuries or restrictions experienced by the accident victim. If you are not feeling well, if your head hurts, if you are achy, or if you are otherwise not feeling right, then you should insist upon being taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital so that you can be checked out to determine what is wrong with you medically;
Do not give a written or recorded statement to the police officer at the accident site
If you are injured or in shock there is a good chance that you could give misinformation to the police officer which might provide the responsible party with some type of a defense or an argument to claim that you were partially responsible for causing the accident; and
Take as many pictures as possible of the accident site, your injuries, and what caused the accident.
If you are able, you should take as many pictures as possible of the damaged vehicles, their location in the roadway, the license plate, if is a trip and fall or slip and fall, take pictures of the defect that caused you to fall and generally take pictures of anything and everything that could provide an explanation as to what caused your injuries as the condition of things might change very quickly after the accident occurred.
There are a great number of other things that you should be doing and you should not be doing so is extremely important that you contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment. Our Connecticut accident attorneys provide free consultations and books so you can get your questions answered immediately. Please visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury law book or call our toll-free number at 888-244-5480 and get your questions answered over the telephone or set up a free consultation where we will be happy to meet with you and answer all of your questions.
Do not be concerned if you do not have any money as our Connecticut personal injury lawyers take these cases on a contingency fee basis and will advance the cost to develop your case. In other words, you do not have to come up with any money out of pocket. We want you to concentrate on what's most important which is getting better as quickly as possible.
Contact our Connecticut accident attorneys today before you make a mistake which could literally cost you tens of thousands of dollars.