What to Do After an Accident
If you were injured, you may have questions about taking appropriate legal action. What should your first step be? How can you protect your rights and make sure that your future is secured? At Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., we understand what you are going through, because we assist individuals facing these questions every day.
Advocacy for Springfield & Joplin Injury Victims
The first steps you should take after an accident are as follows:
- Document everything. Keep strong written and photographic records. In a car accident, receive the phone numbers of any witnesses and anyone involved in the collision. Take pictures of damage to the vehicles and records of your injuries as they progress.
- Keep medical records and other papers. Retain all documents pertaining to the accident and to your injury, including medical records and incident reports. Err on the side of saving too much as opposed to throwing away something that could have an important impact on your case.
- Use discretion in talking about the accident. Don't make statements attributing blame to yourself, because these could come back to hurt your case later. Don't discuss the situation too widely with friends or coworkers. Reserve your opinions and concerns for conversations with your attorney. Discussing the case too much outside of your protected conversations with your lawyer could have a negative impact on your ability to pursue compensation.
- Retain a lawyer you trust. It is important to work with a good Springfield personal injury attorney. Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on and can trust with all the details of your case.
This situation is important and requires professional care and attention: Call Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. today at (888) 287-1046 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who can help you.
“My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
“I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client
We make sure that we are available to answer our clients’ questions, breaking down the complex legal jargon and using plain English. There is no “one size fits all” answer — your case needs and deserves individual attention, and this is what we are prepared to provide.
Our team has over 235 years of combined experience, handling over ten thousand personal injury cases. We are committed to professional excellence in every aspect of what we do and how we do it. We have over 65 employees with an exclusive focus on injury claims.
We strive to meet our clients where they are and provide the service they need. Suffering an injury is a difficult time in an individual’s life; you need representation that understands both the worries you may be feeling and the world you are now dealing with. Let us help ensure your rights are protected.