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When you’re hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault it can be a life-altering and terrible experience. Understanding how personal injury law works and that you deserve compensation can be difficult, but that’s why We Win Injury Law is here to help. We have attorneys ready to help you after your accident and we can answer your questions and help you put things together so that you know what to do next.
Most importantly though, we are ready to represent you when it comes to filing a lawsuit and getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries. No one should have to struggle with medical bills and other expenses because of someone else’s negligence and that’s why we want to be the ones to fight your case for you and get you fair and just compensation.
To help you with your personal injury case, we are going to break down what you should do if you are injured and how to start the process of filing your claim.
What to do After Your Accident
Here are the steps to follow after your accident to make sure that you stay safe and maximize the potential for compensation in your personal injury case.
Make Sure You’re Safe
No matter whether you’re in a car accident, a slip and fall, or any other type of accident, the first thing to do is make sure that you are safe and out of harm’s way. You have a duty to mitigate any further injury after your accident and this starts by staying out of harm’s way. Without leaving the scene of the accident make sure you are not in the way or in a position where you might get injured again.
Report the Accident
The next step is to report the accident to the proper authorities and to any parties involved. This may mean your insurance company, the owner or operator of the building where your slip and fall occurred, or even the police. Reporting the accident starts the process of documentation and makes sure that the circumstances of the accident are recorded accurately. Waiting can change the course of your case and may cause you to lose compensation.
Get Medical Attention
It’s important to get medical attention quickly after your accident. Even if you think you aren’t injured you may still have underlying problems that you aren’t aware of. Injuries can sometimes surface days or weeks after your accident as well, so it’s important to follow up with your doctor if you notice any changes.
Going to the doctor serves two purposes. The first is to get treatment for any and all injuries you may have and to prevent them from getting worse. Second, you’ll want to have documentation from a doctor about your injuries in order to build your case. To get compensation for your injuries you have to have proof. Medical documents are an excellent source of proof for your injuries in order to get compensation.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
Once you’ve documented and cared for your injuries, the very next thing to do is hire a personal injury attorney who will help file your case. Your attorney is the person who will defend you against the at-fault party’s legal team and their investigators that will try to deny your claim. They will walk you through the filing process and work to build your case to get you the best possible outcome, including the compensation you need to be made whole after your accident.
We Win Injury Law is Ready to Take Your Case
Now that you know what to do if you’re injured, it’s time to get a personal injury attorney on your side who can win your case. We are there for you when you need us. Don’t hesitate to call us today.