Auto accidents are stressful and confusing events, even more so if you or someone you loved is injured. However, if you can — in the moments and days following the event, you need to take steps that will prove helpful if you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit related to the crash.
Hackworth Law, P.A. has plenty of experience dealing with civil suits such as wrongful death cases and personal injury claims. We have decided to provide some simple advice for anyone involved in a vehicle crash.
Take pictures of the accident scene and the vehicles. Thoroughly document everything as best as you can so that you’ve formed the basis of a comprehensive record. This will also include getting a copy of the police report as soon as you can.
Visit a doctor and follow their instructions exactly. You may not feel injured at first, but symptoms can manifest themselves hours or days later. It’s important to get medical attention to assess and treat yourself and anyone in the vehicle with you. Once a doctor has seen you, make sure to attend all subsequent appointments and physiotherapy sessions, or else it will appear that you are not as injured as you claim. Keep a journal of your pain and suffering, as well.
Contact your insurance company and a Tampa car accident attorney as soon as you can so that you are well within the statute of limitations for such cases.