What To Do Once Injured In A Car Accident
Accidents do occur even when you are driving safely. Depending on the extent of the accident, when you did not cause the accident, it better to apply for a personal accident lawsuit. This is to be done later after you and your passengers have been attended to. When it’s a minor accident consider moving the vehicle aside to avoid more accident. When there are serious injuries call 911 for help if you are in a position to. At times it’s hard to call 911 due to the extent of the injury, let someone else make the call.
Ensure that you check on the passengers to know if they have been injured. If you can, move to get them out of the car for safety and if possible place the road safety signs to avoid more accidents. If you or the passenger are severely injured do not try to move instead wait for paramedics to assist you on this. Make use of the first aid kit on the car to help the passenger if they are not badly injured awaiting the paramedics.
Ensure that you capture all the details of the vehicle that caused the accident. What’s important is the model of the car, the color, the license plate, drivers name, ID number and driving license number. If you can, capture the images of the accident from different sides to get more solid evidence. Document also the exact location of the accident at the time it happened and if there was a witness.
Make sure that police in that area has recorded the accident. Record the detail of the police officer on site, the name, badge number, and the station. Ensure that you get a copy of the report from the police officer.
After you get treatment, follow the right procedure for filing a personal injury lawsuit for compensation. You need a personal injury lawyer to help in the preparation of the lawsuit and also who will represent you during the hearing of the lawsuit. Its necessary to make sure that you have medical treatment records after the accident, proof of the payments made to get the treatment and on medication before you apply for the lawsuit. Include also the effect the accident has on your personal and public life, you could be undergoing through trauma and stress. Due to the nature of the accident you may be unable to continue with daily activities which lead to loss of income when you can no longer work.