Auto Accident? Truck accident? Motorcycle accident? Workers compensation claim (injured at work)? Nursing home injury or death? Dog bite? Any other injury from any source / reason? Claims 101 Information on the first few steps below – if negligence is involved, you deserve compensation.
No matter the type of injury, first and foremost, get to the Emergency or Doctor. Take care of yourself first – or your loved ones, friend or family.
Next, write down information – on the back of a piece of scrap paper / on ANYTHING! Within a day or two, for example, you might forget who was there (a witness) – even a physical description of the person if you do not know their last (or first) name. List out:
– phone numbers
– description of events by time / day / weather / surrounding / facts and other circumstances
CALL A LAWYER after you or your loved one or friend or family member is stabilized.
TALK TO NO INSURANCE COMPANY! Insurance companies might “pretend” to care or be your friend. In reality, you might be recorded and every single word spoken around the time of the accident will most likely be used against you if possible 6 months, 2 years or more down the road. TALK TO A LAWYER – that is confidential and privileged.
Focus on getting better physically. Update your lawyer regularly on your health progress and leave all of the legal burdens to the lawyer. Simple.
You can contact me here 24/7/365 (and I really mean that as I will answer my phone) if you have any questions and to learn how I may be able to help you or your loved one who has been a victim of a crash or negligence – in particular, you will find that I listen, take your phone calls and e-mails (and even text messages–BUT NOT WHILE DRIVING!!). I would be honored to help you with your matters – large or small.