You Have Sustained a Personal Injury, What Should You Do Next?

Posted in Personal Injury by on January 22nd, 2013

Young businessman with neck painAfter sustaining a personal injury in an auto accident, it is important to protect your rights. These are the steps you may want to take if you’re ever involved in an accident:

Seek Immediate Medical Attention. If you or a loved one is injured, you should seek medical help as soon as possible. Clearly explain all of your injuries to physician or emergency services personnel. Reporting your injuries, will provide evidence that your injuries are connected to the accident, which is necessary in your case to establish that the accident caused the injuries.

Additionally, you should: 1) take pictures of all injuries; 2) keep records of all medical appointments and treatments, medications, time out of work and other activities, pain experienced, limitation of activities, and all expenses; and 3) keep notes of all conversations with doctors.

Save all Accident Information. If possible, write down names, addresses and phone numbers of all potential witnesses to the accident. If it was an auto accident, get license plate numbers and names, addresses, phone numbers, and insurance information of all drivers. Take pictures of the accident scene and surrounding area from different angles, and the cause of the personal injury if possible.

Don’t Talk To An Insurance Company Without Your Personal Injury Attorney. Insurance companies do not make their money by paying personal injury insurance claims. It is in their best interest to avoid paying at all or to settle quickly for as little money as possible. In most personal injury cases you cannot ask for additional compensation once you have agreed to a settlement. Often, an injured person will discover after time goes by that his personal injuries were worse than they appeared initially. This could lead to additional unexpected medical bills and longer disability.

Consult An Effective Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible after an accident in order to protect your legal rights and to ensure that evidence is preserved. At Wynn & Wynn we practice law differently.  Our clients trust us because we take the time to build relationships.  Whatever your legal need, we have a creative and flexible approach. Contact us today at 1-800-852-5211 to learn more!

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