You may think that contacting a personal injury lawyer after a car accident that caused you to miss work for several weeks is unnecessary. Likewise, you may think that contacting a personal injury lawyer after a slip on ice that caused you to need surgery would be unnecessary.
In both of these scenarios, you would be mistaken. Contacting a personal injury lawyer after a serious accident that causes you severe injuries is absolutely essential. Most serious accident happen for reasons that are not your fault. Perhaps a driver who was texting while operating their vehicle hit you at a stoplight. Perhaps you slipped on ice outside of the department store because the maintenance team was lazy that day and decided not to salt the sidewalk.
These are both reasons why you were not at fault in the accident, and they’re important because they prove negligence. In court, proving negligence on the other party’s behalf can help you get compensation for your serious injuries.
What to Do After a Car Accident
The first thing that you should do after a car accident is make sure that you are safe and that the other passengers in your car are safe. If you need to, call 911. If you are unable to make this call, ask someone else to do it for you. It is essential that you contact medical emergency services right away and take yourself out of harm’s way if necessary.
Once that’s done, however, you should contact a lawyer and retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Talking to a lawyer right away will help you because they will be able to guide you in the collection of evidence at the scene of the accident. You need to have evidence from the scene of the accident so that you can prove liability of the other party if that was the case.
It is essential that you first write down the first-hand accounts of anyone who saw the accident. You’ll also want to get their personal information like their first and last name and their phone number. You may need to contact them later for legal reasons.
In addition to getting first-hand accounts of the accident, take as many pictures of the accident scene and vehicles as you can. Take a picture of your injuries and the injuries of anyone else. Get a copy of the police report as well.
Before the leaving the accident scene, you also need to make sure that you get insurance information from the other driver. You’ll need their first and last name, their address and phone number and their insurance company name and policy number.
Talk to a Lawyer at Morris, King & Hodge P.C. Today
If you have recently been involved in any type of an accident that cause personal injury to you or a loved one, a lawyer at Morris, King & Hodge Attorneys at Law can help.
Lawyers at this law firm have decades of combined experience working with personal injury cases, and they can help you get the damages you deserve after your accident. You shouldn’t have to live with the pain and suffering of your injuries without compensation.
Personal injury law is done on a contingency basis for most attorneys. This means that you don’t have to pay attorney fees unless you win your case. This makes it a great deal for you either way. Make a free consultation appointment with a lawyer at Morris, King & Hodge at your earliest convenience. See how they can help you win your case like they have with so many other clients in the past.