Being injured in a car accident can be a stressful time for anyone, even if the accident was minor. If you sustained injuries in an accident, you may need to take legal action to recover damages to which you are entitled. These damages can include things such as pain and suffering, loss of life’s pleasures, and medical expenses. After being involved in a car accident, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
If you are injured, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Remember, some injuries may not manifest immediately, so it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident if you are injured. Even if you think it is a minor accident, make sure an official accident report is filed with local law enforcement. Be sure that you stay at the scene until the police arrive and make a report.
It is important that you start collecting information as soon as possible. You should get names, addresses and phone numbers of those who are involved in the accident, as well as the contact information for any witnesses. Your cell phone can come in handy for taking pictures of accident damage and for recording information such as date, time, location and weather conditions. Be sure to get a description of the other party’s car including make, model number, color and license plate number. You need the name of the insurance company of the other driver and the vehicle identification number (VIN) of his or her car. Some of this information will appear on the police report. Also, contact your insurance company and report the claim immediately.
What if the other driver was intoxicated?
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, it is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. This is critical because the individual who caused the accident is likely facing criminal charges as well. The guilty verdict of the drunk driver can be helpful in proving the driver’s negligence in your personal injury case.
If you have been hurt in an accident, contact Mr. Newman today.
Attorney Newman has represented clients in Pennsylvania for over 45 years. If you need an experienced attorney to help guide you through the personal injury claims process or with any criminal defense matters, Attorney Newman is ready to help. Contact The Law Office of Neal E. Newman today to schedule a consultation.