Accidents can happen anytime to almost anyone. Whether it is a construction accident, car collision or a fall, getting involved in this situation can leave you shocked and confused on what to do next. If there are injured people in the situation, you should call 911 first to provide emergency medical attention to those injured people.
A team of police will come to the scene to investigate the situation and create a police report to help you out in the legalities of the insurance company. Here are some simple steps to do to help you out in this daunting situation.
Seek for Medical Help
If you are suffering from injuries after an accident, contact a medical professional first to address this. Generally, an ambulance will arrive at the accident scene to provide medical assistance to everyone who is injured. Be honest in telling your doctor about the aches or pain you feel after the accident. Never exaggerate since it is an important detail for your insurance claim. However, don’t wait for too long before getting medical helps since majority of the insurance companies only consider within 72 hours as a reasonable time frame.
If your injuries aren’t that bad and you are still able to walk and talk in a normal way, gathering evidences personally would be of great help especially when you apply for an insurance claim. Ask for the essential details from the other party such as the name, license plate, phone number, and other basic information.
If there are witnesses around, take this information from them too as well as their testimony about the event. Don’t forget to take photos of the scene especially the essential details such as all the vehicles involved, skid marks, and even the minor details.
Aside from that, there are still plenty of ways to obtain evidence from the accident scene such as making a sketch of the scene or making a write-up on the exact things that really happened during the accident. You may also include photos of the injuries caused by the accident as additional evidences. These may look like just little details but they are really important and useful especially when it comes to time that you need to make an insurance claim.
Lastly, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyers Brisbane and ask for legal advice and also an evaluation regarding your case. Don’t wait for too long before calling your lawyer since the evidences might already be gone or changed after some time.
Talk Less about Your Case
As much as possible, don’t give in much detail about your case especially when it’s not really that needed. Be sure to discuss this only with your doctor and attorney. If you’re already filing a claim, make sure that your attorney is there to help you out with the legal matters.
Whether you, a loved one or a friend has been injured in an accident due to other people’s negligence, it would help a lot when you pursue a personal injury lawsuit.