Actions you take immediately after an accident that is caused by someone else are critical. They can help not only your physical recovery, but also your legal case. In most cases, hiring a personal injury attorney is required, especially if there are physical injuries, large amounts of damages, or if liability is disputed.
Information from the scene of the accident is very important. You may not have been able to gather evidence for a possible lawsuit at the time of the accident. If you are able to take pictures of the scene, you should. Pictures of the scene can be helpful for your case. You should get contact information for any eyewitnesses, as well as a copy of the police report.
If you suffered injuries in the accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Go to all follow-up exams and take all of the recommendations from your doctor. If you fail to comply with your doctor’s orders, your injuries may not be taken seriously. Keep paperwork from all of your doctor’s visits, including receipts and your medical records. If you anticipate you will need future medical care, document that care. Your doctor may need to write a care plan.
Finally, if you have had to take time off work for doctor’s appointments and due to your injuries, you need to keep records of your missed time. You may need to provide your attorney with paycheck stubs, time records, or a written document from your employer stating the days you missed from work.
If you have suffered injuries in an accident, you should speak with a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help build a strong case for you. If you are in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.