If you have been harmed in an accident caused by another party, the actions that you take after the case are critical to not only your physical recovery, but also your legal case. Some personal injury cases are straightforward, while in other situations these cases can be complex. Personal injury attorneys are necessary in many personal injury cases, particularly if liability is disputed or there are large amounts of damages.
At the scene of the accident, you probably were not in a frame of mind to gather evidence for a potential lawsuit. However, information from the scene can be vitally important. If you can take pictures at the scene, do it. Pictures of the scene later, after the accident, may be helpful to. You should wait for police to arrive and get a copy of the police report. If there were eyewitnesses, obtain their contact information.
If you were injured, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Follow all of the recommendations from your doctor or the emergency room doctor, which likely includes a follow-up exam. If you fail to comply with your doctor’s orders, you may not be taken seriously. Go to every appointment and get copies of your documents for each appointment, including your medical records and your receipts.
If you have to take time off work for doctor’s appointments and your healing, you need to document that missed time. You may need paycheck stubs or a written document from your employer stating the days missed from work.
Finally, if you anticipate you will need future medical care, you will need to document that care. You may need a projected care plan for your doctor which outlines your care over months or years. If you believe you need rehab or specialized equipment at your home or office as a result of your injury, you will need to document those needs.
It’s important that if you have sustained injuries in an accident, you speak with a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you put together a strong case so that you can focus on your healing. If you are in Houston, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.