Some of The Most Important Steps to Take After You've Been Injured

December 24, 2015

shutterstock_331603283.jpgWhen an accident leaves you injured, you sometimes struggle to think past wanting to feel better. Some people just go home or try to walk it off, without taking the time to seek the care they need. If you are hurt, though, it is important to make sure you take steps to not only get better, but to protect your ability to recover due to someone else's negligence. As much as we would like to live in a world where everyone does the right thing, you must take steps to take care of yourself. In addition to finding the right personal injury lawyer, this includes documenting what you can and finding the help you need.

Document All You Can

Memory tends to be unreliable when you have been injured. Even if you remember all of the details, writing them down will help your cause later. What time were you injured, and where? What were the conditions like, and how crowded was the area? Who else was involved? The more detail you can jot down, the less you have to remember later. 

This also helps your attorney navigate your claim. If you have a written account of everything that happened, a lawyer can help you understand what your rights are. The sooner after the accident that you document everything, the better your chances of recovery are later.

Seek Help

Anytime you sustain an injury during an accident, you need to see a doctor to make sure you're okay. A seemingly minor bump or abrasion sometimes leads to more significant problems. And waiting to get treatment often allows an injury to get worse. You don't want to guess at how badly you've been hurt; see a professional and put yourself on the path to recovery.

When you have been seriously injured, you also need to speak to an attorney. The sooner you can start working with someone, the better your ability to recover due to someone else's negligence.

At Stern and Stern, we can help you recover damages to make you whole again after an injury. Contact us today to get started.