Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do after an accident?
If you have been physically injured in an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Generally, first responders will arrive at the accident site and transport you to the nearest emergency room if necessary. If you have suffered injuries in an accident but did not go to the hospital immediately, make sure to collect evidence before leaving the scene. First and foremost, get the contact information of any potential witnesses. Additionally, take photos and videos of the vehicles, any visible damage, and bodily injuries. Lastly, write a short description of how you are feeling physically. Many accident victims experience delayed whiplash symptoms, so tracking your well-being will not only help inform decisions about your health but will also serve as evidence in a personal injury claim.
If you’re considering an injury claim or lawsuit, remember that anything you say can be used against you. So it’s best to share as little information as possible. If there’s any chance the accident wasn’t your fault, contact a personal injury attorney right away. Many offer free consultations. If you’ve been seriously injured, it may be beneficial to hire an accident injury lawyer who’s affiliated with a network of medical experts. That way, both your legal and medical needs will be taken care of with minimal effort on your part.
How do I know if I have a case?
You don’t have to make this decision by yourself. An experienced attorney can review the facts of your accident and explain your legal options under the law. In most cases, you will have a case if someone was careless and caused your injuries. This can be complicated to determine, so it’s important to seek legal advice.