After a Personal Injury
Watch this video to learn about what steps you need to take after a personal injury to ensure you maximize your compensation.
What should I do after being seriously injured in an accident?
If you’ve been injured in a serious accident, the first thing that you should do is make sure that law enforcement is notified so that the accident can be investigated, evidence can be documented, and fault can be assessed against the party that caused the accident. The next thing that should be done is make sure that you gather all the contact information for any witnesses to the accident. Oftentimes, people at fault for accidents deny that their actions caused the accident. For instance, in an intersectional collision between cars where both sides claim that they had the green light, in order to convince an insurance company that they are responsible and they need to pay your damages, the third-party witnesses are often what’s going to tip the scale in your favor.
The next thing that you should do if you’ve been involved in a serious injury accident is seek immediate medical care. When someone goes days or even weeks trying to tough out an injury, hoping it gets better but it doesn’t, the insurance company ends up using that lack of treatment against you to say that you really weren’t injured.
The next thing that you should do if you’ve been involved in a serious accident is a competent, qualified, personal injury attorney. Specifically, hire a board-certified personal injury lawyer who does nothing but personal injury. If you’ve been injured in a serious injury accident, we’re here and ready to help.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident and have questions about what to do after a personal injury?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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