What To Do After A Personal Injury Accident?

Being a victim of personal injury is not a walk in the park. First, the seconds following your accident you could be undergoing extreme pain, confusion and even bleeding. The truth is the last thing on your mind is legal action. You may not even know what to do exactly or who to talk to if you or someone you love has been injured due to someone’s negligence.

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Don’t Wait. Go See the Doctor

If you or someone you know just suffered an accident, the number one priority is to make sure your safe and you don’t have any life-threatening injuries. Seeking medical attention is a top priority. Make sure to keep any bills and documentation from your medical visit following the accident to help build your claim. Even if the injuries are not obvious it is still important to see a medical professional following an accident. There could be underlying issues that may not appear for days, weeks, and even months sometimes.

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Contact A Personal Injury Attorney Near You

Once you have taken the time to properly see a medical expert, go ahead and reach out to your local personal injury lawyer. Make sure to find a trustworthy attorney in your area and share with him/her the details of your accident and your injuries. After your consultation, the attorney should be able to determine if you have a personal injury case or not. Most attorneys offer free consultations and work on a “contingency” basis, so the best part is you won’t even have to pay a single dime unless you win.

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Begin the Investigation

After speaking with your attorney and coming to the conclusion that you have a case they will begin to thoroughly investigate your accident. Usually, with the help of a team of doctors, insurance specialists and other professionals that analyze accidents will analyze your injuries and accident to help prove your injuries the result of someone’s negligence. For your case to be successful you need to communicate with your lawyer. You will need to remain in contact and take some instructions or you may be given tasks to help strengthen your claim. It might seem annoying or hard to deal with, but your lawyer is working their hardest to win your case.

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Discuss Damages and What Type of Compensation You Will Receive

There are many different types of damages and compensation you can collect to strengthen your case. With the help of your lawyer, you will be able to work together and collectively find how much money you will receive. Some different examples could be:

  • Doctor visits
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical tests and equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • At-home care
  • Punitive damages

This is a small set of examples. The list could look entirely different depending on your claim. The reason for this is because everyone’s case is entirely different with different scenarios which is why it is important to reach out to a local personal injury lawyer near you as soon as you can. Contact the team at Sweeney Merrigan Law for help with your personal injury case in Boston. This article was written for informational purposes and should never replace the advice of a real lawyer.

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Lucas Todesco is a writer from San Diego, CA, who helps various law firms with their public relations. You can connect with him on Linkedin @lucas-todesco.