What to do after an Accident

Every day innocent people are hurt in preventable accidents caused by reckless individuals, businesses, or even government agencies. Following these injuries, many victims and their families are left wondering what to do next. In the confusion of an unexpected accident, medical treatment, and mounting bills, it can be difficult to achieve a clear understanding of your rights and responsibilities.

During a difficult period, it can help greatly to plan out your actions and focus on one step at a time. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a negligent party, we hope the following steps help you protect your legal rights. If you have any questions, call Phoenix personal injury lawyers Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

After an Injury: Step by Step

First, you need to contact a doctor if you have not already. Some injuries, such as head trauma or organ damage, do not always show severe symptoms right away. Simply waiting for these injuries to heal on their own can be very dangerous, especially if they are more serious that you have assumed.

Second, you need to document as much as you can about the accident and your injuries. Medical bills, photographs, doctors’ notes for missed work, and police reports can all help you build your case. If the accident had any witnesses, get their names and contact information when possible.

Third, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Do not speak to the other party or their insurance company about the accident. They will be looking for any kind of statement that can be used against you in court. Even your own insurance company will likely be looking for reasons to pay you as little as possible. For your sake, you need to refer any questions to your attorney.

Contact Us

Phoenix personal injury attorneys Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. have been serving our community for over 50 years. To discuss how our law firm can help you, contact us at 800-763-0964.

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