Guidelines On Things To Do While Injured In A Car Accident
At times accidents are caused by faults of the other driver even when you try to be safe. Depending on the extent of the accident, when you did not cause the accident, it better to apply for a personal accident lawsuit. Of course, this is not your priority at the scene of the accident. If it’s a minor injury, then you can move the car aside to avoid causing more accidents. When there are serious injuries call 911 for help if you are in a position to. If you are not in a position to get your phone, have someone else make the call to get the help needed.
It’s important to check on the passengers whether they are safe. If you can, move to get them out of the car for safety and if possible place the road safety signs to avoid more accidents. Note that more serious injuries require paramedics assistance to move the passenger. Make use of the first aid kit on the car to help the passenger if they are not badly injured awaiting the paramedics.
Ensure that you capture all the details of the vehicle that caused the accident. You need the driver’s name, driving license number, car make, color, license plate, and the insurance company. If you can, capture the images of the accident from different sides to get more solid evidence. Note that you need to get the exact location of the accident, the timing, and witnesses if there is any.
Next, you need to ensure that the relevant authorities have documented the accident within the area. It’s important to get the name, the badge number and the station of the police officer recording the accident. Get a copy of the information collected from the police for easier reference.
It’s after treatment that you start to prepare a personal injury lawsuit to be compensated. You cannot do this alone but with the help of a personal injury attorney who prepares and represents you during the hearing. Note that you need to keep track of your medical condition after the accident, the medication used, the amount of money paid for the treatment for easier reference. Include also the effect the accident has on your personal and public life, you could be undergoing through trauma and stress. At times the accident can lead to loss of a job when you cannot perform the duties assigned, indicate this on the lawsuit.
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