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I Received A Personal Injury As A Result Of A Car Accident. What Should I Do?

It’s normal to feel shaken up after a car accident. It’s even normal to have some muscle pain and bruising or worse if the accident was severe. What is not normal is lingering pain, movement restrictions, or cognitive problems. If any of those situations occur, you may be looking at a more serious injury that requires medical attention and possibly legal attention.

What To Do After A Car Accident

In the immediate aftermath of an auto accident, you’ll want to ensure the safety of yourself, the other driver, and any passengers or pedestrians who were involved in the accident. Once this is done, you should:

  1. Call 911 to ensure a police report is taken so it can be used when an insurance claim is filed.
  2. Gather contact information from all parties and witnesses.
  3. Take notes and photos of the accident scene while you wait for the police to arrive.
  4. Obtain medical treatment even if you feel fine.
  5. Contact your insurance company to inform them of the accident and begin the claims process.
  6. Contact an accident attorney for a review of your situation.

By gathering as much information as possible right after the accident and taking steps to identify and record your injuries, you can help build a personal injury case if you need to later on. Both your insurance company and your attorney will want a detailed record of what happened and documentation of the extent of your injuries to process the claim and/or build a case.

Meeting With A Personal Injury Attorney

Even if you don’t think you have a case, it is worthwhile to meet with a personal injury attorney, especially if you have been hospitalized, have long-lasting problems, or had to take time off of work to recover. An injury attorney who specializes in car accidents will be able to give you an impartial opinion as to whether or not you have a case and how to proceed.

The car accident attorneys at Madison’s Eisenberg Law Offices offer free case consultations and are available to help you evaluate your situation and decide what to do. We have been representing accident victims in personal injury cases for over 35 years and are eager to help you move forward after an accident.

Call 608-256-8356 or email to arrange your free case review.