At What Point is it Wise to Contact an Attorney Regarding an Accident?Contacting and Attorney After an Accident

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident, or if a family member has tragically died because of this, and/or property was damaged in it, it is a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as possible. 

This does not mean that you should start looking for an attorney before you call 911 or when you are in need of immediate medical care, but the sooner you discuss your situation with a reliable attorney the sooner they may be able to start protecting your and your family’s rights. If an attorney thinks you have a claim that is worth seeking compensation for and you agree to retain their services, the sooner you do this, the sooner they can start collecting evidence to build a strong case for your claim. As well, they can guide you on important things that you should and should not do in the aftermath of an accident.

Seek Medical Care

Immediately following an accident, it is important to make sure that you are not injured and if you are, it’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible. If you are not injured and have the mental capacity to do so, it is a good idea to assess the accident scene and to see if other people that were involved in the accident are injured. If anyone is, you should try to help to get them medical attention as soon as possible. 

Once the people who need medical attention have gotten this (or they’ve been taken someplace to get it) if time allows and you have the mental capacity to do so, you may want to contact an attorney. The sooner you do this, the sooner they may be able to guide you on things you should and should not do.

Even if you do not see or feel an injury, you may still have one. If you can, it is recommended that someone who has been in an accident should go to see a doctor even if they do not think they need one. Many times when a person is injured, they get a surge of adrenaline that masks pain. As well, there are many injuries that do not immediately present themselves and/or that a patient might not feel, such as internal bleeding, that are dangerous if they go untreated. Many times when people get a head injury such as a concussion, they know they have hurt their head but they might not realize the seriousness of their head injury and can do things that could further harm them and put them at risk for a more serious need of medical care. 

If you wind up filing a personal injury claim, it is important to have documentation of your injuries. Making sure that you get the proper medical care that you need is important for your health. It is also important that you do this to keep as a record that validates your claim to get monetary compensation for damages that another party or parties caused.

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