The time after a personal injury can be confusing. Everything happens so quickly. It can be nearly impossible to think straight, which means that you could make a critical mistake with legal or financial implications down the road. It is important to know what to do after a personal injury, so KC Road Lawyers has you covered!
Contact the Authorities
First, contact the proper authorities for your situation! It might seem like you want to talk to your lawyer first, but it is more important to contact the police and/or medical professionals. If you have been in a wreck or have been the victim of a crime, call the police. If you need medical attention, call an ambulance. As a lawyer, we cannot fix your body; that is what doctors are for!
If police arrive on the scene of the accident, ensure that you provide an accurate account of the events leading up to your injury. Tell them exactly what happened; do not speculate or lie, but do not admit fault. When asked if you are injured, be honest and keep in mind that it can take time for injuries to become apparent – If you are unsure if you have been injured, admit that you do not know. Finally, get the names and badge numbers of responding officers, before asking that a police report be filed.
We are here to help you navigate tricky legal roads, so follow these steps to help us to help you. Take photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident. Get contact information for everyone involved – including witnesses. Finally, before your memory starts to fade, write down a detailed account of what happened.
Seek Medical Attention
If you are injured – Seek Medical Attention. If you are seriously injured – Seek Immediate Medical Attention. If you do not seek medical care or wait too long to seek medical care, it will hurt your case as well as your ability to recover from your injuries.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Contact your lawyer and pay attention to everything they tell you so that you can avoid mistakes. They will have questions about everything that happened, and they will ask you to document all of it. A good personal injury lawyer will have the answers to your questions and will help you to build a solid case.
If the opposing insurance company contacts you before you have spoken to your attorney, inform them that you are seeking legal counsel and that your attorney will reach out to them. As a business, insurance companies want to maximize profit, so they will try to minimize your payout. With solid documentation and the advice of your lawyer you can make sure that you do not get shorted with less than fair compensation.
No Recovery, No Fee
KC Road Lawyers takes all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. You only owe attorneys’ fees after we obtain compensation for you.
Free Emergency Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney at KC Road Lawyers 24/7
If you have any questions or would like a free consultation, contact attorney Chris Benjamin at KC Road Lawyers by calling 816-425-2420 / 660-679-4161 or navigating to our contact page for a personal injury consultation at the firm’s Lee’s Summit or Butler Missouri offices.
We understand that personal injuries, road accidents and emergencies can happen at the worst of times, including weekends or the middle of the night. Do not hesitate to call KC Road Lawyers regardless of the time or day. We are here to help. Leave the legal stuff to us!