What to do after you have been injured in an accident

Posted by Karen Pettit | Jan 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

What are some things that you can be doing after an accident to help to get better quicker and to increase the value of your case?

Car Accident Medical Attention
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible: It is important to get medical treatment after an accident to ensure that any injuries are properly diagnosed and treated. The best way to receive this medical care is to be taken by ambulance, from the accident site, to the nearest emergency room at the local hospital.
  • Keep detailed records: properly document all medical treatment, including visits to doctors, hospitals, and therapists. You should also keep a running total of all expenses that you were in car as a result of your accident. Would you include co-pays, deductibles, prescription charges, lost wages, and any, and all other expenses that you encourage the result of your accident.
  • Take photos of what caused your accident and your injuries: If possible, take many photographs as you can to properly document the scene of the accident, any injuries sustained, and any property damage.
  • Get detailed contact information: Obtain the contact information of any witnesses to the accident, the police officer who investigates the claim and the insurance information of any parties involved.
  • Do not speak to insurance company the person that caused your accident: if you were contacted by an insurance company tells them that you were represented by a lawyer and get their contact information and tell them that your lawyer will contact them. Do not give them any information.
  • Do not post anything about the accident on social media: you should not be posting anything on social media as it could be used against you.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions: Follow any and all treatment recommendations or restrictions that are told to you by your doctor to ensure that you are properly cared for and get better as quickly as possible.
  • Contact an experience, personal injury, lawyer immediately.

About the Author

Karen Pettit

Karen is a dedicated paralegal committed to acting as a professional and competent first point of contact to clients, lenders, title insurance companies, and attorneys.

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