A car accident is a serious situation that everyone should be prepared for; unfortunately, not everyone is as prepared as they should be. That’s why Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law made this blog post, to ensure you understand the things you should do after an accident.
Call the Police
Getting the accident on record is the first and most important thing you can do (after ensuring everyone is ok, of course.) Having the accident on record ensures the story is told the way it should be and gives the injured a written record of what happened. This record can be used in insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits.
While calling the police is important, so is your physical health, and that’s why you should go to a doctor.
Go to the Doctor
Visiting the doctor is an essential post-accident item for two reasons. First, you may feel fine, but post-accident adrenaline can take time to wear off, which means you could be walking around with life-threatening injuries without even knowing it. Therefore, getting a post-accident checkup can identify any internal damage you may have sustained as a result of the accident.
Second, getting a medical report of your injuries can help you seek damages down the road. If you can establish a link between the accident and your injuries, medical bill reimbursement may be possible.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney
The third thing you should do after an accident is talk to a personal injury attorney about your case. Insurance companies are reluctant to pay out what they owe you, but a personal injury attorney can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
If you’re looking for a personal injury attorney to call, dial (912) 209-6513 now for a free consultation for your case.