If you suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident, what you do afterward matters. Understanding how your actions can impact your reimbursement for injury and damages can help you make good choices in the weeks and months after your accident.
Here are ten tips to follow after suffering an injury in a motor vehicle accident.
1. Keep Good Records
If your case goes to trial you will need to provide evidence related to the accident. Write down your recollection of the accident while it is fresh in your memory. Keep thorough records including police reports and eyewitness accounts.
2. Take Photographs
Photograph as much as possible: the scene of the accident, vehicle damage, injuries, and recovery.
3. Seek Medical Treatment
Even if you initially believe that your injuries do not require a doctor, seek out medical attention anyway. If a doctor or therapist recommends treatment, be sure to follow their recommendations.
4. Take Care of Your Mental Health
Accidents can cause more than physical damage. Be sure to have your mental health evaluated, especially if you are feeling anxious or have flashbacks of the incident.
5. Make Sure Any Claims Are Fully Valued
Use medical bills, records of vehicle damage, repair bills, and other evidence to determine the value of your case.
6. Do Not Rush to Settlement
Dealing with insurance companies takes time, and allowing the process to unfold instead of rushing to accept a settlement can be to your benefit.
7. Do Not Publicize Your Case
Do not discuss your case, especially on social media.
Following these 7 tips after an injury caused by a motor vehicle accident can ensure you receive the reimbursements you need to cover your bills.