What to Do After Suffering a Personal Injury

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If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are no doubt uncertain, in pain and confused. What do you need to do to ensure your health and build a personal injury case against the person or party that injured you? Keep reading for a general guideline of what to do immediately after a personal injury accident. Keep in mind that every person and every accident is different, so if you have questions, contact Goldman Daszkal personal injury attorneys today.

Get Medical Treatment

Your first priority should always be your health and wellbeing. Immediately seek medical treatment to care for your injuries and improve your chances of making a full recovery. If your accident does not require immediate medical help, schedule a doctor’s appointment as soon as possible. If immediate care is needed, call 9-1-1.

Getting medical treatment allows doctors to document your injuries in your medical record and note that they were caused by the accident. Connecting your injury and the accident is an important part of your personal injury claim. Be sure to get copies of your medical records and provide them to your personal injury lawyer, including:

  • Admissions records
  • Doctors’ notes
  • X-rays
  • CAT scans
  • MRIs
  • Prescription bottles
  • Receipts of over-the-counter medications and assistive devices
  • All medical bills

Collect Evidence at the Scene

If you do not need to leave the scene for medical treatment, collect evidence. Do not touch or move anything, but take notes, snap pictures, and get information from witnesses.

Whether you have been involved in a slip and fall, medical malpractice, or a car accident with injury; note the environment and conditions as soon as possible after the accident. Was water involved (a spill on the floor, rain on the road, etc.)? What were the lighting conditions (could you see well)? Take notes about anything you think might have been a factor in the accident. Be sure to include the date and time, too.

If there were witnesses, ask what they saw and take down their contact information so that your personal injury attorney can interview them, if needed. If there were any cameras that might have recorded the accident (security cameras, dash cams, traffic cameras, etc.), make note of it in case your attorney needs the footage.

Contact the Police

If an accident results in property damage or injury, you must contact the police. Law enforcement officers will document the accident and file a report. If laws were broken and citations were issued, it could help advance your claim.

Talk to Your Lawyer

If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, contact Goldman Daszkal personal injury attorneys today. We specialize in getting clients the compensation they compensation they deserve for being injured. And you don’t pay anything upfront. We only get paid when you get paid.

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