What To Do Once Injured In A Car Accident
While driving note that it’s possible to be involved in accidents from mistakes of other drivers. If you did not cause the accident, then it’s better to apply for a personal injury lawsuit to be compensated. This is to be done later after you and your passengers have been attended to. If it’s a minor injury, then you can move the car aside to avoid causing more accidents. If there are injuries the first thing to do, if you can, is to make a call to 911 for immediate help. At times it’s hard to call 911 due to the extent of the injury, let someone else make the call.
It’s important to check on the passengers whether they are safe. When they are not injured badly and can move to get them out of the car to ensure that they are safe and also place a safety road sign to avoid causing more accidents. Note that more serious injuries require paramedics assistance to move the passenger. When not badly injured apply simple first aid using the kit on the car as you wait for the paramedics.
As you wait for help, ensure that you get details of the other vehicle causing the accident. What’s important is the model of the car, the color, the license plate, drivers name, ID number and driving license number. If you can, capture the images of the accident from different sides to get more solid evidence. Document also the exact location of the accident at the time it happened and if there was a witness.
Ensure that the police has recorded the accident before the vehicle can be towed to the garage. Record the detail of the police officer on site, the name, badge number, and the station. Get a copy of the information collected from the police for easier reference.
After you get treatment, follow the right procedure for filing a personal injury lawsuit for compensation. You need a personal injury lawyer to help in the preparation of the lawsuit and also who will represent you during the hearing of the lawsuit. Note that you need to keep track of your medical condition after the accident, the medication used, the amount of money paid for the treatment for easier reference. Indicate also whether the accidents have caused trauma and stress which affected you and if you attended therapy for the same. Due to the nature of the accident you may be unable to continue with daily activities which lead to loss of income when you can no longer work.