If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a car accident, bad food product, slip and fall, dangerous or defective product or other injury you are probably wondering what you should do. It is always a good idea to speak to a personal injury lawyer when you have been hurt or injured. A personal injury lawyer can advise you as to what you should do to preserve important evidence regarding your injuries and the accident. A personal injury lawyer can also help you recover your losses and also assist you in dealing with insurance companies. A personal injury lawyer can also give you guidance as to whether or not you should pursue your potential claim based upon the facts of your case.
Seek Medical Treatment
If you have been injured as a result of a car accident, bad food product, slip and fall, dangerous or defective product you should seek immediate medical treatment. If is a serious injury, call an ambulance immediately. Even if you think that your injury is minor, you should be immediately evaluated by a medical professional. Injuries caused by accidents often take time to develop and become apparent.
Document and Preserve Evidence
Have someone take photographs or a video of the scene to document the conditions and circumstances surrounding the accident. If there are witnesses get their names, telephone numbers and addresses.
Preserve any evidence. For example, if you were injured by a foreign body in a food product, preserve the food product and the foreign body in a safe package. If there are any witnesses, get their names, phone number and addresses. If you were injured as a result of a slip and fall, keep the shoes that you were wearing. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, keep the clothes that you were wearing.
Report the Incident
Report the incident. For example, if you fell at a store, report the injury to the store manager as soon as you are able or have someone make the report on your behalf. You will most likely be asked to fill out an incident report. Make sure to get a copy of the report. If they refuse to give one, take a clear photo of each page of the report after you have filled it out. You must be accurate and careful in what you say to protect your potential claims.
Document What Happened
As soon as you are able, write down exactly what happened. If you were unable to take photographs at the time of the accident have them taken as soon as possible. Take pictures of the area of the incident. Take pictures of your injuries.
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