WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU’VE BEEN INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT
The period after an accident in Philadelphia is a disorienting, chaotic time. You may not be thinking clearly, and may feel at a total loss as to how you should proceed. We understand how traumatic and confusing a serious accident and its aftermath can be for the victim or their surviving loved ones, which is why we work closely with each client to provide step-by-step support from the very outset of your case.
The steps you take after being injured in an accident can dramatically affect the likelihood of success in recovering compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Therefore, it is critically important to understand some basic “do’s and don’ts” after an auto accident, slip and fall accident, or other type of accident.
You should prioritize your health and safety after being seriously hurt. Seek medical treatment immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. Swift medical care is vital, not only because you may be suffering from greater injuries than you realize, but also because delays in seeking treatment can weaken your claim and make it harder to obtain compensation.
In addition to seeking prompt medical treatment, you should also try to preserve as much evidence as you are able to, making back-up copies if possible. The smallest fact, detail, or object could play a vital role in proving your case. Prescription slips, medical records, medical devices, accident reports, photographs of the accident scene, photographs of the injury, witness statements, and video recordings are just a few examples of items that should be gathered and preserved if possible.