Guidelines On Things To Do While Injured In A Car Accident
While driving note that it’s possible to be involved in accidents from mistakes of other drivers. When you are not the cause of the accident you should consider applying of a personal injury lawsuit to help in compensation of the pain, trauma, and stress incurred from the accident. This is to be done later after you and your passengers have been attended to. If it’s a minor injury, then you can move the car aside to avoid causing more accidents. When there are serious injuries call 911 for help if you are in a position to. If you are not in a position to get your phone, have someone else make the call to get the help needed.
Check out on the passengers to know if they have major injuries from the accident. If they are affected, move them out of the car to be safe and place road safety sign to avoid causing more accidents. Note that more serious injuries require paramedics assistance to move the passenger. On the other hand you can apply first aid to the passenger if they are not badly injured using the safety kit on the car as you wait for paramedics.
It’s important to get the details of the other vehicle that caused the accident. What’s important is the model of the car, the color, the license plate, drivers name, ID number and driving license number. If you can, capture the images of the accident from different sides to get more solid evidence. Remember you need to know the exact location and time for the accident and if you can get a witness for the same.
Ensure that the police has recorded the accident before the vehicle can be towed to the garage. Ensure that you capture the details of the police officer name, the badge number, and the station to follow up on the case and to avoid loss of evidence. Ensure that you get a copy of the report from the police officer.
After you get treatment, follow the right procedure for filing a personal injury lawsuit for compensation. To do this you need to get a personal injury laws suit attorney who will help you in preparation of the lawsuit and also who will represent you during the hearing. Its necessary to make sure that you have medical treatment records after the accident, proof of the payments made to get the treatment and on medication before you apply for the lawsuit. Indicate also whether the accidents have caused trauma and stress which affected you and if you attended therapy for the same. Note also if the accident leads to loss of a job when you cannot conduct daily duties, you need to include this on the lawsuit so that you can get better compensation.
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