First Steps After an Injury
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If you’ve recently been injured due to the fault or neglect of another individual, you’re probably wondering if you have the means to file a personal injury case. While a personal injury case can help you get the financial compensation and support you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more, you need to be able to effectively prove that the injury was not your fault.
The first steps after you’ve been injured are some of the most important. Because evidence may disappear if you wait too long, you want to ensure you know exactly what needs to be done after your injury. Here are the steps you should follow if you’ve recently been injured.
Step 1: Take Notes
The first thing you will want to do after an injury is to take notes. You’ll want to write down exactly what happened, including getting any witness accounts from people who may have seen the accident or injury. You also want to write down the series of events that occurred after the injury.
There will be a lot going on after an injury, so your memory may become blotchy or warped. Writing down the details early on can
Step 2: Document with Photographs
Photographs or videos are always important for backing up your side of the story. Take as many photos or videos of the scene, damage, or your injuries as you can. These will become a crucial part of supporting your case.
Make sure you’re taking photographs of the damage or injuries from multiple angles. It’s always better to have too many photos than not enough.
Step 3: Talk with an Attorney
After you’ve collected documentation and evidence about your injury and the accident that occurred, you’ll want to get in contact with a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you collect additional evidence and put the pieces together to tell your story.
If you’ve been injured, contact Held & Hines, LLP. With offices in Brooklyn and Manhattan, we can help you through the personal injury process regardless of where in New York City your injury took place. Give us a call at 855.HELD.HINES today.
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