If you’ve been injured in any kind of accident, such as a car crash, motorcycle wreck, slip and fall or other type of accident, then you are probably facing some difficult questions. You may wonder:
“How will I pay for my medical treatment?”
“What about all the time I have to miss from work?”
The answers to these questions aren’t the same for every injured person, but if your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, then you should not have to shoulder these costs by yourself. Instead, a Wisconsin injury claim could ease some—or all—of the financial burden associated with your injury, and you can help protect your own recovery by knowing what to do after a personal injury accident.
What to Do at the Scene of an Accident
Accidents are stressful and disorienting. If you’ve been in an accident and you are physically able to do so, you should:
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Notify the police or property owner, as applicable.
- Watch what you say—anything you say can be used against you.
- Take pictures and videos of the accident scene.
- Write down the names and contact information for any witnesses and for other parties to the accident.
- Request a copy of any reports done by the police or others
Of course, you may not be able to do all of these things after every injury. If your injury or the chaos of the accident scene left you unable to do these things, don’t panic. Instead, learn what you can do now to protect your rights.
What to Do After an Accident
After a personal injury accident, it is important to:
- Contact your insurance provider (if applicable).
- Keep records of all of your injuries and expenses.
And it is important to hire an attorney to help you prove your case, to avoid mistakes after a personal injury, and to get the fair and just recovery that you deserve.
A Wisconsin accident can impact more than just your short-term health. Serious or permanent injuries may require hundreds of thousands of dollars in treatment and rehabilitation costs. If your injuries prevent you from working for an extended period of time, you likely will not be able to handle these costs on your own.
Thus, it is important to begin protecting your rights today. Contact us via this website or by phone to schedule your free consultation today.