Accidents happen everyday. There’s no getting around the fact that no matter how careful you are behind the wheel, unforeseen circumstances can blindside you. One minute, the world is perfect, and the next, you’re dizzy, with a bump on your head.
Keeping a Steady Head
It’s easy to panic when unexpected things happen. But it’s even more important not to panic when unexpected things happen. So get yourself under control. It’s going to be scary but try to hang on tight.
First, assess your condition. Do you feel well? If you do, try and take detailed notes and photos of the accident and the crash site as well the damage your car sustained. Take pictures of your injuries as well. These records are necessary if you’re going to file a claim later on, says DMV. So be thorough. Take a picture of everything, even when you think it isn’t necessary. Your legal representation might just find that snapshot useful so take as many as you like until you think you’ve got enough.
Call Emergency Services
Don’t forget to call for help if the ambulance isn’t already on its way. When you’ve taken enough snapshots of the accident and your car, then get help. Don’t try to skip the trip to the hospital. Even if you feel fine, you might not be aware of any internal injuries just yet.
Also, going to the doctor will help set the foundation of your claim in the future. If you skip it, the judge is likely to think that you got off the accident with minimal injuries. After all, if you can afford not to go to the doctor right away, then you must be feeling fit as a fiddle. That could give them grounds to contest your claim, especially if the amount is a large one, citing your refusal to seek medical help right away as a sign that you aren’t entitled to little, if at all, medical coverage since you seem fit and fine.
Hire a Pro
Knowing next to nothing about pursuing an auto accident can put you at a distinct disadvantage when you file a claim. That’s where hiring an auto accident lawyer in Plainfield comes in. Having someone with the legal background and know-how to protect your interests and help you find your footing in court will help you come out on top. With the right legal representation, you’ve got the best chance to win your case and get the coverage and help you deserve.
Woodruff Johnson & Palermo offers personal injury services. Let us know how we can help you. Call us!