What You Should do First When Injured

Many times, people face a time of stress and confusion just after being injured in a slip and fall for another accident. It is important, though, to first make sure your health is taking care of. After that, when you are ready, you should start looking into a personal injury claim to cover any injuries.

To prepare for a personal injury claim, there are several things you should do initially. As stated above, the first thing is to look after your health. Once that is done, there are several things for you to do to help you be able to file a claim and preserve your rights for your personal injuries. The steps below are in no civic order, but are necessary if you plan to file a claim.

  • Collect evidence: this is often in the form of photographs. You want your evidence to show how the accident was caused and all the damage that the accident caused to you and your property.
  • Take notes: it is important to write down all that happened right after the accident. These notes can include time lost from work, hospital visits, medical bills, or any other expenses related to your accidents.
  • Get contact information: if there were witnesses to your accident, get their name and contact information. Take the time to contact these witnesses to confirm their information. If others were involved in the accident, speak with them and write down notes about your conversation including what they experienced.
  • File a suit: let anyone your filing a suit against for your injuries and property damage know ahead of time your intentions.

The steps above will help with your case once you have hired a lawyer to help you with your injury claim. We understand it can be hard to remember these steps when an accident happens, so keep our number on speed dial in contact us if you are involved in an accident, and we will remind you of the steps to take.