Standing Up For The Injured
The injured person’s well-being needs to be the top priority after a car wreck or slip-and-fall accident. Prompt medical attention can increase an injured person’s ability to heal in many cases. Therefore, the first thing to do after the accidental injury is to stabilize the injured person until he or she can be evaluated by a physician.
The second priority should be to prepare for an injury claim or lawsuit if applicable. A person’s physical recovery is closely related to his or her financial recovery. With ample compensation, he or she can have access to the best available medical care and related treatments: physical therapy, occupational therapy, outfitting with recommended durable medical equipment and more. Strong legal representation can help you throughout the process, and the Law Office of Cliff Collins has spent years fighting for Cabot’s injured.
Beware The Claims Adjuster With A Clipboard Right After An Accident
The following steps can help maximize the chances of recovering all available compensation for the injured person who was involved in a car wreck or other personal injury issue:
- Preserve evidence from the scene, if possible — such as names and contact information of eyewitnesses; photographs; the crashed vehicle and other physical evidence.
- Refrain from discussing the accident or injuries in-depth with police, insurance claims representatives or other parties in the accident, before getting legal advice.
- Follow doctors’ advice; cooperate with treatment and therapy regimens.
It is very common for investigators representing law enforcement or insurance companies to ask injured people and witnesses for statements. Please realize that any such interactions can help or hurt your case. Confer with an attorney before giving statements to anyone else. An experienced plaintiff’s lawyer can advise you or take over communications for you, relieving you of the stress of worrying about how to answer questions.
Proof of negligence by another person or entity often opens the door to recovery of financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A prompt investigation coordinated by a lawyer on your side may be the best way to protect your rights and best interests after an accidental injury.
After A Car Accident Or Other Incident Causes Injury, Contact An Arkansas Lawyer
At the Law Office of Cliff Collins in Cabot, a personal injury lawyer offers free consultations. Cliff Collins can advise you on how to file an injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit. Call 501-712-5202 or send an email inquiry. Consult with an experienced personal lawyer in Cabot.