Being involved in a personal injury accident can leave you feeling scared and stressed about what will happen. To protect yourself and your loved ones, it’s important to try to stay level-headed and let an experienced personal injury attorney do the heavy lifting.
Seek Medical Treatment Immediately
After being in an accident, seek medical treatment as soon as you can, even if you don’t feel as if you are hurt. The reason for this is two-fold.
First, you want to be seen by a healthcare professional who can identify if you might have any hidden injuries. Many serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injury (including concussions), can lead to life-altering changes in your life. The sooner you obtain treatment, the better your chances for recovery.
Second, you want to have documentation of the accident, any injuries, or other information you may need later on. This information will be invaluable if you need to file a claim for compensation to pay for your injuries, lost wages, or other losses you experience.
If possible, gather as much evidence as possible in the aftermath of an accident. Take photos of the accident scene, speak to eyewitnesses, get their contact information, and ensure your injuries are officially documented. In car accident situations, call the police so they can file a report. If you’re unable to gather evidence, ask someone you trust to do it for you. It also helps to keep a diary, so you don’t lose track of any details.
Call a Personal Injury Attorney
As soon as practical, call a personal injury attorney. Many states place a statute of limitations on how long you have to file a claim. Your attorney will assess the situation, examine the evidence (and gather more as needed), and determine the value of your losses and claim.
They will explain the litigation process and help you through the accident's aftermath. With an attorney, you aren’t alone. Write down any questions you have, and your attorney can answer them. Your lawyer will also talk to insurance companies, relieving you of that stress. It’s important to understand that insurance adjusters don’t have your best interests at heart.
Talk to Your Doctor
After you see your physician to evaluate any injuries, don’t be afraid to ask questions to follow up about any concerns or symptoms you’re experiencing. Your doctor can offer you support, recommendations, treatment, and referrals, along with taking note of anything you’re feeling and adding it to your file. This can help you better manage both your injuries and stress.
Call TE Law Offices, P.C. for Help
TE Law Offices P.C. is a knowledgeable Boston-based law firm with high experience in personal injury law. Our caring and compassionate attorneys will stand with you every step of the way as they work to obtain the compensation you need to cover any medical bills, rehabilitation services, lost wages, future loss of wages, and any other losses you’ve suffered. Call our legal team at (508) 222-8822 or contact us through our online contact form.