When you suffer from an injury, lots of things in your life could change. You might have a hard time returning to work, or you could find you’re unable to enjoy the things you once loved because of your injuries.
People around you might have to help you more often than you’d like, or you might spend the majority of your time at the hospital going through physical therapy. Whatever your reality is now, it’s not what you planned for or expected.
What should you do after a personal injury?
After a personal injury, it’s in your best interests to seek medical care and to make your way to the hospital. Whether you go by ambulance, drive yourself or get a ride from another party, going to the hospital is the best thing you can do.
You should also exchange insurance information with the other party if possible, and make sure you speak with the police about the accident. Remember, you should never apologize or say anything that could indicate that you were in any way at fault for the accident, or it could make it hard for you to make a claim later on.
Reach out to your attorney after this, and make sure you review a copy of the police report for accuracy. If there are any pieces of information on the report you don’t agree with, your attorney can help you approach the police and ask for amendments to the report.
Our site has more on what you should do if you’re hurt in an accident. The actions you take will define how easy it is for you to make a claim.