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After An Accident

Do’s and Don’ts After an Accident

Do:

Seek Medical Treatment

Never gamble with your health. Always seek timely medical treatment when you’ve been injured following an accident.

Take Pictures

As the old adage goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” They can be extremely helpful in preserving evidence and conveying the severity of the accident, the extent of damage to the vehicles involved, and any visible injuries you may have suffered. Always make sure you obtain the other driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle information.

Keep Us Informed

Your cooperation is paramount in ensuring that your case progresses smoothly. It’s crucial that you respond to our inquiries promptly. If you learn of or remember any additional information regarding any aspect of your accident, let us know right away. You should also advise us if you change medical providers, see new or additional providers, or if you’re having trouble keeping your appointments.

Keep a Journal

Record any disruptions in your life or personal relationships caused by your injuries. Even restrictions like taking walks, driving, going grocery shopping, or other household chores are important.

Don’t:

Sign Anything

Don’t sign any papers or fill out any forms unless we tell you to do so. Whenever you’re in doubt, it’s best to give us a call first.

Discuss

Don’t discuss your case with anyone, not even your own insurance company. Honest and innocent remarks can easily be distorted and manipulated. If anyone tries to contact you regarding your accident, it’s best to get their information and advise them that your attorneys at Etehad Law will be in touch with them.

Post on Social Media

Always be mindful of what you post. Anything you share on services like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat can be discoverable and used against you in defense of a personal injury lawsuit, even if your account is private.