What To Do After I Have Been Injured?
Seek immediate medical attention:
Do not discuss your case with the other party or their representative or insurance company before speaking to an attorney:
Write down what happened:
Take steps to preserve evidence:
It is important to make sure that any proof or evidence is not lost, altered, or destroyed. For example, if you are in an automobile accident, repair work should not begin until detailed pictures have been taken, preferably by a professional. Additionally, you want to allow for data from the vehicle to be extracted before it is lost or damaged in a vehicle repair.
Similarly, if you are bit by a dog, you want to preserve any torn clothing. If you have a slip or trip and fall, your shoes may be critical evidence. You do not want to wear, repair, or throw out your shoes until the case is resolved.
It is recommended that you take photographs immediately after injury. Photograph of the injury are important. You should take pictures of the injured body parts and date the photographs. If you wait too long to take photographs and you begin to heal, you may lose important evidence.
It is advisable that you take photographs of the site of the accident. If you were in a car accident, take a photograph of the damage to your automobile and any other automobile involved.