Accidents, as described on this page, deal with any accident matter involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians where an injury occurs. Being injured in an accident that was caused by someone else can be a difficult experience. In addition to any pain and suffering you might have, you may experience financial loss from medical bills and time away from work.
What do you do if you are injured in an accident?
There are many steps that must be taken in the time immediately following an accident. It is advisable that you consult with a lawyer who has experience in personal injury cases as soon as possible after the accident. Some steps you can take to assist the lawyer with the case are:
* Take pictures and/or video of all the injuries you sustained and any damage to your property
* Record any witness information
* Keep accurate records of lost time and wages
* Keep accurate records of any expense you incur as a result of the injury (medical, automobile, etc.)
Who can be held liable?
* The person at fault
* Their insurance company
It is important to remember that insurance companies have teams of people whose job description is to minimize the company’s financial payouts. What ever the insurance company offers, if they offer to settle, will generally be far less than the value of the case.
In all personal injury matters it is recommended that you seek professional legal assistance to protect your interests. A lawyer like Jeff Dawson, who has experience in this area of law, can give legal advice that will assist you with the matter and will ensure that the judicial process is properly followed.