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What To Do After You’re In An Accident

What To Do After You’re In An Accident

What To Do After You’re In An Accident

A serious accident or injury can change your life in an instant, leaving you shocked, reeling and at a complete loss for how to move forward. The legal issues alone can add a great deal of worry to an already distressing situation. Below are some practical tips on what to do after you’re in an accident.

Get Medical Treatment

Your first priority should be seeking prompt medical treatment. In the confusion and adrenaline rush after an accident, you may not realize you were severely hurt. What’s more, many injuries — particularly those affecting the back and neck — can worsen over time, especially if not detected and treated early.

By seeing a doctor or specialist, you will also establish a foundation of medical evidence that can work in your favor later on. This evidence may be essential for establishing your right to compensation.

Take Pictures

Pictures of the scene and of your injury can be invaluable in proving what happened. Save any pictures taken at the time of the injury. Take pictures of vehicles or premises involved in an injury. Take pictures of your injuries. A picture can be worth a thousand words.

Get Legal Help

After getting medical treatment, your next step should be to consult with a personal injury lawyer about your legal options. You have many decisions ahead of you that will affect your legal rights. The insurance company will likely take swift action, perhaps pressuring you into giving a statement or accepting a settlement. It’s important to consult with an attorney before doing anything that could jeopardize your rights.

Most claims have firm deadlines. If you wait too long, you could miss out on your opportunity to pursue compensation.

At Agee & Tinsley, a personal injury firm in Wilson County, Tennessee, we offer free initial consultations. You can sit down with accident lawyer Neal Agee Jr., discuss your situation and come away with a better understanding of your options. If you decide to move forward with a legal claim, you won’t owe us any attorney fees unless we’re successful.

Experienced legal help is just a phone call or email away. Call 615-444-0001 or contact us online to get started.

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