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First Steps to Take after an Injury Car Accident

Posted on November 24, 2015

If you’ve ever been in a car accident you know that it can be a scary situation. Your first concern is whether there are any injuries to you, your passengers, or the other people involved in the accident. If there are you want to know how severe they are. You also have to deal with the damage to your car and if you will be able to drive it. There is also the matter of who is at fault. In these situations you need to be able to remain calm and level headed so you can take all the steps necessary to dealing with the accident. It helps if you know what steps need to be taken.

What to Do After You’ve been Involved in a Car Accident

  1. Seek Medical Attention – Do this immediately. Even if you feel fine, get a checkup. Injuries that you may think are not very serious could turn out to be the symptoms of something severe. Not only is this best for your health but it also strengthens your personal injury claim. If you wait to see the doctor it will be more difficult to prove that your injuries are the result of the car accident.
  2. Take Detailed Notes and Photos – This will help you get full reimbursement from your insurance company. Jot down the names and addresses of any of the following you visit:
    1. Doctors
    2. Chiropractors
    3. Physical Therapists
    4. Other professionals you were referred to after the accident

You should also keep the receipts for medications you were prescribed or any assistive devices such as crutches that were needed.

  1. Take Photos of Your Injuries – Ask a friend to take pictures for you. Don’t do it yourself. You want the best quality possible. If you have trouble getting a settlement from your insurance company or you decide to hire a personal injury attorney, photos will be valuable evidence for your case.

Contact a Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been involved in a car accident, have any further questions, or are in need of legal advice or representation please contact Charles Bryan Alred, P.C.