Have You Been Injured In An Accident?

Last Modified: July 17, 2024
By: James HansenOctober 26, 2022 |

Accidents can inflict both physical injuries and mental pain on individuals. These accidents might be due to your own fault or the negligence of others. Either way, it becomes of utmost importance to monitor all injuries following an accident. If the accident was caused by the negligence of others, you are entitled to compensation. As such, hiring a criminal lawyer to help you get compensation might be a good idea.

Steps To Follow If You Have Been Injured In An Accident

Let us look into the few immediate steps you have to take following an accident. Taking careful consideration of these steps might be helpful when it comes to protecting your legal rights and getting compensation from insurance agencies.

  • Seek Urgent Medical AttentionSome injuries incurred during a major accident might not show symptoms immediately. Hence, seeking immediate medical attention should be the highest priority following any mishap. Additionally, any delay in consulting medical help might give an unwanted advantage to your insurance agent to argue against a recovery. It might get difficult to prove the relevance of the accident to your injuries in such cases.
  • Contact Law Enforcement And Have A Report MadeA report from local law enforcement can be amongst the most persuasive pieces of evidence in proving liability for an accident. Even if you expect an informal understanding with the opposite party, there is always a chance for denial at a later stage. Moreover, informing the authorities can be beneficial in more than one way. They do preliminary investigations, interview parties and witnesses, and decide at-fault parties for the accident. All these can be immensely helpful when arguing for recovery.
  • Detailed Notes And Photographs May HelpPhotographs of your injuries can be valuable evidence when pushing for a total reimbursement from insurance companies. Keep a detailed note for every medical consultation following an accident as well. Take help if necessary to get pictures from the accident location, from as many angles as possible. All medical bills and receipts, including prescriptions, assistive devices, and special foods are vital for your case. Any record of proof for loss of wages or opportunities can be equally valuable too.
  • Hire An Experienced Attorney

Physical and mental inflictions from an accident might need you to rest for complete recovery. In such situations, an experienced attorney can be a good choice to represent you legally. A personal attorney will have your best interest and will fight for a fair recovery for your losses. Fortunately, most personal attorneys claim their fees from your recovery once the case is concluded and thus can save you money because you don't have to pay them beforehand.

Things To Avoid After An Injury Due To An Accident

People tend to be mentally vulnerable after an accident. But it is important to keep calm and avoid some minor mistakes which can hurt you later.

  • Do Not Give Statements To Insurance Agencies Right AwayInsurance agents might try to contact you, trying to make you believe they are on your side. However, this might not be the case. As such, abstain from giving any kind of statements to any insurance agents without the advice of your personal attorney. Any such statement might be used against you during your claim process by insurance agencies.
  • Do Not Admit To Fault

Inclination towards apologizing to other parties after an accident is quite common, and impulsive. However, admitting to your fault for the mishap can greatly affect your claim. So stay cautious and call the authorities to report the incident along with photographs from the site.

Following the tips discussed might help you deal with accidental situations better and recover from injuries quicker. For further information, please visit us at https://canyonstatelaw.com/chandler-criminal-defense-lawyer/

James Hansen
21321 E Ocotillo Rd Suite 125, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

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