I Was Hurt in an Accident. What Should I Do?
Do you know who you can trust when you’ve been injured in an accident? People suffer personal injuries everyday and they don’t know what to do first, so you’re not alone. Needless to say, the negligent person who caused the accident is also very fearful of what is going to happen. They have the task of talking to their insurance company and are worried if they are covered. They’re also extremely concerned because they know the injured and innocent person will hire an attorney to sue them. It’s difficult to say whose shoes are worse for wear because one person is injured and the other person has to deal with knowing they caused it. Both will eventually need to hire an attorney.
An injured person needs to know the proper steps to take after an accident. They’ll need the advice of an attorney who is well versed in this area and who will answer the many personal injury questions they’ll have. At the same time, since a picture is worth a thousand words, photos of the accident, vehicle, the injured party and other photos will tremendously help the attorney to understand the details of the accident. The more information documented, the better the turnout of the injured person’s case will be. If the injured in in surgery at the hospital, a loved one needs to step in and keep a diary of everything that’s going on from the moment of the accident, doctors, treatment, length of stay in the hospital, missed work and so on.
Many accidents occur at work, walking along the highway, slip and falls, vehicle accidents which could be hit and runs and many others. Naturally, the injured party and his/her family will want personal injury advice from his/her attorney. Most attorneys offer free consultations and they take personal injury cases on a contingency basis. They reason that the person in the hospital and no longer working would have difficulty coming up with an attorney fee at this time. They go over the fee structure and explain how they and their firm work diligently, to arrive at a compensation deserving of their injured client.
They take into consideration what has been lost beginning with the pain, change in lifestyle, lost wages, fear of driving a vehicle or walking down the street, along with all the family has had to endure because of the accident. One of the main things an attorney tells every client is “Do not say a word to insurance companies nor allow anyone to record you talking about the accident.” When you’re searching for an attorney, find one that is experienced in receiving the best personal injury verdicts for his/her clients. Once you hire an attorney to represent your case, you’ve taken the right steps. Now, it’s best to let him/her do your talking.