Personal Injury - What to Do If You Get Hurt
Throughout each season, there are so many things to enjoy--especially when it comes to outdoor activities. But spending time outside comes with its own set of risks, including injuries caused by slipping, tripping, and falling.
I certainly hope we don’t meet or talk under these circumstances, but I want you to know what to do should you or a loved one experience a fall or another personal injury.
Seek medical attention. Any delay in going to the emergency room or a healthcare clinic could have repercussions for your health or legal case. Discuss all injuries with your doctor, even if you think they are minor, but don’t embellish or exaggerate.
Stay “mum” about your case. The only people you should discuss your case with are your doctor and your attorney. If you need to speak with an insurance agent or opposing legal counsel, your attorney should be present.
Gather information about your case. Collect medical records, police reports, witness information, and photographs that document your case. You should also write a detailed account of what happened to help you recall the events later.
Find an attorney you trust. Your health and wellbeing are primary, but once you’ve received medical attention, you may want to consider hiring legal representation. Ask family, friends, and co-workers for recommendations so you can partner with an attorney you trust who has a proven track record with personal injury cases.
Stay safe, take care, and reach out if I can help in any way.