From the moment you are hurt in an accident as the result of the negligence of another choices being made. Some of those choices are being made by you and some of those choices are being made well out of your control. Assuming you are conscious in the moments after an auto accident for example, you have immediate choices to make. Do you call the police? Do you call your insurance company? Do you need to see a doctor? What hospital do should you go to?
These choices can be overwhelming especially when someone is in a state of shock. The more quickly we can begin thinking clearly, the better it is for us in the near term as well as the long term. Yes, you should call the police. A police officer is going to help secure the scene and in addition to helping with the injured, can also assist in filing a report. Documentation can be critical further down the line especially if there is a trial. If you are hurt, even slightly, go to a hospital. What seems like nothing in the minutes after an accident may really be a significant injury. Often the brain and body do not process pain after a traumatic incident due to high levels of adrenaline. Be sure to have any emergency personnel properly evaluate you at the scene and help determine if you need further medical attention.
The choices you make in the days and weeks after an accident are also critical. Hiring the right law firm to represent your interests in a trial setting or at the settlement table is of the utmost importance. Be sure to take great care in this decision and choose a firm with experience. For a free consultation with an expert accident attorney, call 610-891-8303 today.