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.
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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.
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