We all know that there are all kinds of accidents: everything from car accidents, to work accidents to slips and falls and more. But even though the way in which you may injure yourself can vary widely, what you should do if you are injured because of the negligence of another, does not.
Here are 3 steps you should take no matter what kind of accident you may be involved in.
- Document. Document. Document.
Whether this takes the form of filing a police report, filling out an incident report at work, or just writing down what happened, you should do your best to document the facts at or near the time of the accident. The more you can accurately document what happened, the better.
- Get Witness Names and contact information.
Witnesses provide the evidence you need to establish the facts of your case in court (if necessary). For example, if you slip and fall in a store, there may be someone (e.g., an employee or other customer) who saw or knew about the dangerous condition before you injured yourself.
If you can, try to get the names and contact information of anyone who may have seen or heard something or who has any knowledge of the facts leading up to the accident.
- Hire experienced personal injury counsel to assist you.
One thing you should not try to do if you are seriously injured in any kind of accident, is to try to handle the matter yourself. Personal injury law is complicated, and insurance companies are notorious for finding reasons not to pay out at all, or to pay as little as possible on a claim. Serious injuries generate significant medical bills, and recovery can take months or years, or can even last a lifetime in some cases. So don’t add to your emotional stress by trying to handle your own case. Get the guidance you need, and the compensation you deserve. Hire experienced counsel.
Accident Attorneys in Georgia.
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark Weinstein, P.C., are here to help you. We serve clients in Atlanta, and in several counties throughout Georgia, including: Clayton County, Cobb County, Dekalb County, Douglas County, Fulton County, and Paulding County, among others. To find out how we can help you, call us at: 770-888-7707. Or contact us here.