You were in an accident, you sadly, you got injured. Your injuries require immediate medical attention, and in the middle of chaos and confusion, you find yourself panicking and worrying about the medical costs. A few moments after, you even consider not going to the hospital to avoid having to pay for your medical bills.
That would be the biggest mistake you would ever make. Avoiding the hospital is by far the most dangerous thing that you could do for your health and general wellbeing. Also, in order to have a strong personal injury claim, a visit to the hospital is essential.
If you have any questions about the claim or your legal rights, a Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys will gladly answer them. Here are a few tips that will help you file a strong personal injury claim right after the accident.
Contact the Police
The most important thing right after the accident is to call 911. Assuming that you moved to the safety and away from the crash (in case of a motor vehicle accident), take out your phone and call the police. If you are unable to do it yourself, scream for help and someone will come to your aid.
Once the police arrive, the officer will ask you a few questions. Be sure to answer all of them with clarity and only speak the truth. After that, the officer will file a report (which you can later get a copy of). That report will greatly help your attorney when filing a claim on your behalf.
Note: if you are able to, take photos of the accident, including:
- Your injuries
- Your vehicle
- Other vehicles involved
- Other parties involved
- Traffic around the area
- The surrounding area
After you are done talking to the police, go to the hospital.
Get Checked By A Medical Professional
On your way to the hospital, do not think about your medical bills. Those will be paid by the insurance company, once it is established that you are a victim and that the other party’s negligent actions caused the accident. Let the doctor check and treat you for any existing injuries. Once the doctor is done with you, he/she will file a report, which your attorney can later use along with the police report to calculate your injuries and seek compensation for them.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Lastly, contact your attorney. If you do not have one on speed dial, be sure to visit Peddicord & Townsend LLC offices or have someone give them a call. Their Personal Injury Attorneys in Kansas City will come to visit you in the hospital if you are unable to leave, or talk to you over the phone. Once they are hired to work on your case, they will start investigating and putting the pieces together. They will file a strong personal injury claim on your behalf, and help you obtain the highest compensation possible.
Do not hesitate to get legal help. It is the only way that you can obtain compensation for your injuries and at the same time, focus on your recovery while someone else does the work for you.