Personal injuries can be very traumatic and profoundly affect the life of the injured person and their family. At the moment of injury, events can be quite chaotic and confusing. Should you unfortunately suffer a personal injury, remain calm and follow these suggestions:
Call for an Ambulance
Your first priority should absolutely be your health and safety. When you suffer a personal injury, immediately call 911 and get attention from medical professionals. Not only can they help to ensure your health, the medical records of your injury can serve as evidence in the event of a personal injury case.
Alert the Police
It is also important to alert the police of your accident and file an accident report. Your report is the first step in building a case if someone else’s actions or negligence led to your personal injury. The police officers who arrive on scene will have the knowledge and ability to ensure proper procedure is followed and all relevant information is documented.
You should gather evidence of everything at the scene to include in the report and serve as evidence in the event of a personal injury case. Ask for the assistance of a witness if you are too injured to gather evidence yourself. You or someone else on the scene should use a cellphone to take pictures or record video of the scene. Gather contact information from witnesses and the property owners, if applicable. Take notes of everything you remember for later reference.
Consult a Lawyer
It is important to consult a lawyer who has experience with the field of personal injury. Mullowney Law has the the experience and expertise to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled as a result of your personal injury. A personal injury lawyer can advise you on how to proceed and has the resources to fight for your rights.
Suffering personal injury is traumatic and in many cases, life-changing. Take proper measures to see that your personal injury is treated, reported, and documented with the support of an experienced personal injury lawyer.