Auto accidents happen.
No one is ever prepared.
As a result, most don’t take the necessary steps to ensure they’re protected.
In this post, you’ll find two easy to follow steps that will protect you by strengthen your personal injury claim. By following the steps, you’ll save yourself time, frustration, and money.
Here’s what you should do:
First Things First—Seek Medical Attention
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the moment—exchanging information, talking to police, calling the family to let them know you’re okay, etc.
You should always seek medical attention. Immediately.
Not doing so means a personal injury can go unnoticed and undocumented—a HUGE no—no with insurance agencies.
Then Comes the Meticulous Part—Document, Document, Document
Proper documentation is key in strengthening your claim. Here are some things you can (and should) do:
- Document the time and location of the accident
- Take photos of your vehicle’s damage
- Take photos of your injuries
- Get contact information from all witnesses
- Obtain a copy of the police report
- Provide proof of financial losses (lost wages and/or opportunities)
It seems like a lot, but it really isn’t. Police will always be there to help—it’s their job.
You now know two easy to follow steps that will ensure you’re protected following an auto accident. Follow them and your personal injury claim will be a strong one. The work you put in following your accident will pay huge dividends in the long run.