If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical treatment and lost wages. Therefore, it is essential that you take some immediate steps to ensure that your rights are preserved, according to the Hannibel Courier-Post.
The most important thing to remember in the case of an accident is to document as much as possible immediately following the incident.
Seek immediate medical attention. Not only does this aid in your recovery effort, the medical documents will help show that the injuries were caused by the accident and not something else.
Furthermore, contact the police to provide immediate emergency assistance if necessary and to create a record of what happened.
If you were involved in an incident at work, be sure to file a report with the employer. Document the accident by making writing down what happened and asking any witnesses to write down what happened. These records will help you remember specific details which will be crucial to your credibility in any personal-injury case.
If you are injured by some type of product, keep the item just as it was at the time of the accident. Keep any documents that came with the product, such as warning labels and instructions.
Contact a personal injury lawyer to help guide you through the process or potentially filing a claim and deciding whether to accept an offer from an insurance company. Finally, be sure to not wait too long to file a claim as states have statutes of limitation which limit how much time you have to file a personal-injury claim.