Steps To Take After A Serious Accident
I’ve Been In A Serious Accident. What Now?
After a serious personal injury, your focus is and should be on your recovery. However, many questions arise as to what may be the best way to handle the aftermath of a serious injury in order to place yourself in a better position to receive the fair and just compensation you may be entitled to. As experienced attorneys who have tried a great number of personal injury cases, we have seen the dos and don’ts that surround such matters.
What To Do After An Injury
Setting aside the emphasis on your safety and recovery — which should always be the top priority — it’s important to document the accident and your injuries, including taking photos and notes. Doing so creates an immediate record of your injuries, which could be invaluable in a court case. After an accident, it’s worthwhile to get the names and contact information for any witnesses. If you hold conversations with them, you should also take notes.
It’s a good idea to visit a doctor and obtain your medical records, showing the extent and severity of your injuries.
What Not To Do After An Injury
Most importantly, don’t admit fault or even discuss the injury with anyone prior to contacting a lawyer. It can be tempting, or even second nature, to document or discuss your injury on various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. However, doing so can place you in a disadvantage when seeking compensation. To be safe, you should avoid making any statements on social media regarding your injury, its causes, or anything related to the accident.
Contact An Attorney
Most importantly, you should contact an experienced law firm that can represent you and your interests. At Callahan & Binkley, we have recovered millions of dollars in restitution for clients in Cookeville and across Tennessee in cases involving a personal injury. Contact us at (931) 322-5055 or use the contact form to discuss any steps to take after a serious accident or any other aspects of your case.