“What to do when you’re injured in an accident?” is a question that injury attorneys are often asked. Here are some key tips to keep in mind if you or a loved one are injured in an accident:
Use your cell phone to take as many photos of the accident site, including positions of vehicles, substance slipped on, and/or the extent of the damage.
Write down as much as you can recall of the incident, your injuries, and losses. Your losses should include what you have lost in terms of time off from work, mileage costs for medical providers, and prescription receipts.
If you are receiving ongoing treatment, record every visit to your healthcare provider and the attention you received.
Consult a personal injury attorney to assess your situation and pursue a claim if you have one. A consultation with Taylor King Law is free, and requires no obligation.
Maintain a journal, noting how the accident and subsequent injury has impacted your life physically, emotionally, and financially. If it has forced you to miss any events or family functions, include this in your report as well.
Locate any witnesses who might help your case. Be patient with them though, and cordial.