What to Do after a Personal Injury

Posted February 15th, 2012 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Being involved in an accident can be stressful, traumatic, and overwhelming. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you will need to take several important steps immediately following the accident to safeguard your ability to recover compensation for your damages.

If your personal injury was caused by the actions of a stranger, such as during a car accident or dog bite, make sure to record the name and contact information of the other individual involved. If appropriate, call the police so that they can fill out an accident report. If there are any witnesses to the accident, record their contact information as well. It is also a good idea to take photographs of the accident scene to document the incident.

You should always seek medical attention, even if you do not think your injuries are serious. Often, it may take days or even weeks for symptoms to become apparent. Seeing a doctor right away ensures that you will receive all necessary medical treatment in a timely manner. In many cases, this can help minimize the damage caused by these injuries. Seeking medical treatment right away also ensures that your injuries will be documented. If you delay in receiving treatment, insurance companies may try to claim that your injuries were not caused by the accident or that your failure to get them treated right away contributed to the severity of your injuries. This may jeopardize your ability to recover the maximum value of your claim.

After attending to your injuries, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer at once. Hiring a lawyer right away allows the attorney to start building your case while the evidence is fresh. It also ensures that you will not miss any important filing deadlines.

New Jersey personal injury lawyer Anthony Carbone has been fighting for the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. He knows the laws which govern these complex cases, and he has the experience to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. Anthony Carbone serves clients in Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey.

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