If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence or recklessness, then we strongly recommend you consider filing a Riverside personal injury claim. However, before you do so, it is wise to know some of the most important “do’s” that should be followed. Keep reading to learn what important steps not to skip, and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Do: Get All the Information You Can from All Involved Parties
You should gather as much information as possible about all the parties who are involved, including the at-fault party and any witnesses. Get their name, address, phone number, license plate number, and insurance information.
Do: File a Police Report
If the accident is a car accident, you should know that you are required by state law to file a police report if there were any injuries and/or if there was damage of more than $950. We suggest using the same criteria for other types of accidents. If you were injured, or if there was significant property damage, then you should file a police report as it will make the personal injury case simpler.
Do: Take Photos
Now that most people have a camera in their pockets at all times make use of this. Take pictures of the injuries you sustained and damage to the property of you and others. Take photos of the scene of the accident, any signs nearby (such as traffic signs) that might have affected the accident, and anything else. Are there skid marks? Did the accident result in damage to a grassy area? This can all be important for accident reconstruction experts.
Do: Get Medical Care Right Away
Do not assume that your injuries are minor. Do not assume that you are not injured. Some injuries take hours, days, or even weeks to show symptoms. Seeing a doctor right away is the best option to record the accident from a medical perspective. Not only will a doctor’s visit keep you safe, but it will help you build the case against the at-fault party.
Do: Contact an Attorney Sooner Rather Than Later
The biggest mistake you can make is to not contact an attorney soon enough. The sooner you call an attorney, the sooner we can get to work on your case, and the more likely we will be to have access to all the evidence.
You can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation. We are standing by to listen to your story, understand the legal aspects, and offer you our opinion on how to proceed. If we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency basis that allows you to pay us only when we win your case. If we do not win your case, then you do not owe us for your legal fees.