So you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, or injured as a result of a slip and fall, and think you may need to make a personal injury claim for your injuries and losses.
What should you do?
Obviously, first you will want to seek appropriate medical attention and contact the police, if necessary.
If you are going to be making a personal injury claim, certain information will be important for your case, and sometimes you can only obtain this information right away. You want to make sure you’ve gathered the appropriate information and evidence.
• Photos of the scene – it’s key that they were taken as close to the time of the incident as possible so the conditions haven’t changed. Photos taken from varying angles and distances can be helpful.
• Photos of damage to any vehicles or other property as well as photos of any injuries you have sustained, such as cuts, bruises, etc.
• If it’s a motor vehicle accident, obtain information, including all contact info for the other driver(s), along with insurance information for the other driver(s); use your cell phone to take pictures of the other driver’s vehicle registration and insurance slip
• Obtain contact information for any witnesses.
Sometimes obtaining this information may not be possible if you have been severely injured. You may want to ask a family member or friend to assist you in this regard.
If you’ve been involved in an accident or an incident where you suffered personal injury or property damage, please contact one of Key Murray Law’s experienced personal injury lawyers for a free initial consultation.
Cynthia A. Taylor
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