After the Accident
What you do in the first 48-72 hours after your accident can dramatically affect your personal injury claim. Obvious the first thing that you need to do is get the medical treatment that you need. Even if you feel like your injuries are minor, your doctor may find an injury that hasn’t surfaced yet. Many times people will not feel the pain or discomfort of an injury for days or weeks after an accident. By that time, you may attribute the pain to something else like arthritis or that you slept wrong.
After a motor vehicle accident, don’t delay in seeking a medical examination even if you do not have any obvious injuries. If you haven’t been injured then the exam will only take a few minutes. However, if your doctor finds an undetected injury and you are treated promptly, you may avoid more serious complications and you will have preserved and documented that the injury is related to the accident.
“Whenever an accident results in a head or neck injury, even if minor, seek medical treatment right away to avoid serious, life-threatening complication.”
If you have any questions about what to do after an accident, call the personal injury lawyers at the Attorney Injury Network. We will take the time to answer all of your questions and give you the direction you need to protect your rights 1-800-935-8511.
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If you were injured by a dog bite, seek immediate medical attention to protect yourself from the risk of rabies, tetanus and other diseases. Contact the police department and animal control promptly. These agencies will write a report and be able to ensure that the dog does not bite anyone else. If possible, obtain the dog owner’s contact information and details about the homeowner’s insurance policy.
Slip or Falls
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, seek immediate medical attention and file an incident report where possible.
For example, be sure to report a slip in a store to management and complete their standard report. If possible, get witness contact details and secure any documentation that describes the conditions and scene of the accident. Again, if your health permits, take photos of the scene with a camera or cell phone.
Right after car accidents and other roadway collisions, it is important to call the police and insist that the reporting officers write a report. If your injuries allow, take pictures of the accident. If possible, take down the name and insurance information for the other people involved in the accident. Also collect the names and numbers of any witnesses.
Talking With a Trusted Attorney
A good time to speak with a trusted, experienced personal injury attorney is within the first 48-72 hours after an accident. The top-rated personal injury lawyers at the Attorney Injury Network are among the most skilled and trusted personal injury attorneys in Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Pomona, Montclair, La Verne and beyond. Our experience tells us that the sooner one of our personal injury experts gets involved in an injury case, the better the outcome will be for our clients.
Call our team of personal injury attorneys today and before you hang up the phone, we could already have our experts in motion, preserving your rights and maximizing your claim.
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