Any vehicle accident, no matter how slight, has the potential to permanently alter a person's life. If you've recently had this experience and aren't sure if you handled it properly, continue reading to learn about the most important items to cross off your post-accident checklist. Then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal case review at 800-333-0000.
Keep track of everything you can
Unless you are critically injured, in which case you should remain still until assistance arrives, you should collect as much paperwork as possible at the site. Make a note of the location, as well as the names and contact information of anybody who was involved, as well as the time and date. You might think you'll recall these things, but shock can virtually obliterate or blur memories. Don't take any chances; keep track of everything.
Seek medical attention and adhere to the doctor's instructions
It's possible that an injury you get in a vehicle accident might not appear to be significant at first. You may not detect the damage for days, hours, or even weeks. Similarly, if you don't have medical data, it might be difficult to show your injuries - or their severity. Follow the doctor's recommendations when he or she has diagnosed you and given you instructions, and make sure you show up for all of your visits.
The insurance company may try to exploit the fact that you missed a single follow-up or physical therapy appointment as proof that your injuries aren't as significant as you claim.
Consult your insurance provider
Although not all personal injury cases necessitate collaborating with or filing a claim with an insurance carrier, they frequently do. If you wait too long to contact the business to submit an insurance claim after an accident, the insurance company may argue that you were not badly harmed.
Keep track of your evidence and keep a journal
You don't want to throw any evidence away. This includes medical bills, accident details, and proof of how the accident has affected your life. Due to the difficulty of demonstrating pain and suffering levels, we also propose maintaining a notebook in which you record your pain levels on a daily basis.
Contact a personal injury lawyer
Finally, speak with a personal injury lawyer who has handled cases similar to yours. Depending on the facts of your case, The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker can advise you on the appropriate course of action. There's no need to wait because we start with a free consultation. Call us at 800-333-0000 right now.