When you’ve been injured by someone else you’re left coping with far more than just the recovery; you’ll have to struggle with medical bills, lost work and if you were in a car accident, restoring your personal property as well. As a personal injury attorney serving the people of Shreveport, I understand how a single incident can impact your life and derail your future.
What to do if You’ve Been Injured
If you have been injured in an auto accident, by someone else’s pet or because someone else was negligent, a Shreveport personal injury attorney can help. You experience a lot of costs, time and trouble after an injury and the other party or their insurance company might not want to compensate you fairly, or may fail to cover your injuries at all.
If you’ve been injured, take these steps right away:
Seek out medical help: Visit your doctor or the emergency room to have your injuries treated, even if they seem minor. Injuries to your back, head or neck may not show any visible signs, but could cause long lasting damage, getting medical treatment ensures you get the best possible outcome. Visiting the doctor also documents your injuries if you do end up having to pursue a claim for your injuries.
Document the event: Make notes about what happened, take photos and speak to any witnesses. You’ll be able to provide this information to your attorney later and it can be used to support your case in court. If you are able to, record the scene and conditions and take down contact information from anyone who saw what happened.
Don’t Accept a Settlement: An insurance company or even the person who harmed you might try to rush you and attempt to convince you to accept a settlement that does not address the full extent of your injuries. Never accept a settlement or speak to the insurance company without speaking to your own personal injury attorney first.
A Shreveport Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we can help. Contact our office to learn about your options during this difficult time. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and for the damage done to your property after this event; we can go over your specific details and help you determine what to do next.