I was injured in an accident that wasn't my fault, what should I do?


June 14, 2017

Personal injury law covers a wide range of scenarios. You may have heard the term "tort." Tort cases are a form of civil case, and they often involve situations where an individual was injured by or as a result of the actions or omissions of another person or company. The classic example would be a car accident, but many other cases fall into this category as well, including product liability cases, where a manufacturer is responsible for an injury. Other cases involve medical malpractice, where a medical practitioner has caused harm to a patient. If you were injured by circumstances that were not your fault, but can be attributed to the intentional or negligent actions of someone else, then you might be considering pursuing compensation from the person or entity that was responsible for your injuries.

If you are in this type of situation, you may be wondering what steps you should take. Obviously, the very first thing you should do is seek medical attention for your injuries. But following that, there are actions you should consider in order to increase your likelihood of being compensated for the injuries that you suffered.

Gather Evidence - As soon as you can, you should start trying to get as much evidence as possible to show what happened to you and why it happened. For example, if you were in an accident, take photographs of the scene of the accident and the damage to your car. Also, be sure you take photographs of visible injuries before they start to heal. If there were witnesses to what happened, get their names and contact information. In most cases, the more time that passes, the less evidence that will exist, so if you have the opportunity to do so, try to preserve what you can.

Record your Experiences - You should write down how the accident impacted you. Did you miss work? What expenses resulted from your accident? While we often think that we will remember these sorts of things, it is surprising how fast we forget details over time, and legal disputes can take some time to resolve. The more information you preserve the better off you will be.

Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney - If you were injured in an accident, and you think it was someone else's fault, you should consider reaching out to an attorney at Montlick & Associates to discuss your options. You might be entitled to recover compensation for the injuries that you suffered and for your medical bills, lost wages, Pain and Suffering, and more. 

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Category: Auto Accidents

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.