A major automobile accident or other kind of incident that causes an injury can create a scary set of circumstances. Knowing exactly how to proceed and what is best practice while still trying to take care of oneself is a challenge that no one wants to deal with. If you or someone you know is on the brink of a personal injury case, here are some of the key things that should first be handled.
First and foremost, if emergency medical attention is needed, call 911, as one’s health should always be the top priority. After that, the best thing one can do to begin handling a personal injury case is to hire an attorney. There are many different factors that are important to take care of, even from the scene of the accident, but when one is confused and jarred from the accident, it can be easy to forget and misstep. A skilled attorney will help you assess the situation and take the best first steps.
Beyond the scene of the injury, it is important to document all medical treatment that is undergone. This will help keep a running record of what to pursue in the lawsuit. The aforementioned attorney will also help you determine what is a reasonable amount to try to attain in the lawsuit, especially if one is considering pain and suffering additions.
While a name for an attorney might not pop in your head right away on the scene of an accident, hiring an attorney is the best thing that you can do for yourself to not only begin a personal injury case, but to see it through with the best success chance possible. When you are in an accident and are injured, it is our hope that you’ll remember the Franco Law Firm and how our vast experience and expertise can help you receive the compensation that you deserve. For more information, please call us at (813) 872-0929.