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Collecting Evidence From Personal injuries

After an accident with injuries, you know safety is the most important thing. You must ensure that everyone involved is in good condition with the help they need. However, if you feel that your injury sprang from another’s negligence, there’s another step. 

That is, collecting evidence. 

Gathering evidence is crucial. With the proper evidence verifying your injuries and another’s negligence, you can obtain the compensation you are due. That will allow your life to return to normalcy as soon as possible. 

This article by Sandel Law Firm will help you go about ensuring proper collection, preservation and safeguarding of evidence. Continue reading for more information. 

Medical Treatment

As we mentioned, the number one thing is safety. And there’s no better way to ensure safety than with medical treatment. However, there’s a secondary reason that medical treatment is crucial after you’re in an accident. 

It’s a critical part of collecting evidence. You can use it as proof of your injury. In fact, not only can you use it, but you should. It’s the number one legal document needed for claims or lawsuits. Below, we’ll discuss when you should seek medical treatment and what happens when you don’t.

The Time to Get Medical Treatment and Document

The Time to Get Medical Treatment and Document

Get medical treatment immediately following your accident. Even if you believe to be uninjured, medical treatment is important. In many cases, medical treatment can spot injuries you didn’t know about– hiding under the surface. 

So for your safety, get a check-up no matter what. 

After your check-up, ensure that you receive your medical documentation as soon as possible. From a legal perspective, medical documentation is one of the most crucial components of a successful personal injury case. It proves, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you were injured in your accident. 

Failure to Get Medical Treatment or Report

If you decide to decline medical treatment after your accident, put simply, you’ll regret it. Many insurance companies will use your refusal of medical treatment against you. That could destroy your personal injury case. 

Accident Report or Notification

No matter how minor the accident, you must immediately report it to the proper authorities. We understand that it may be difficult to convince yourself to pick up the phone and call. However, we guarantee that it’s for the best. 

Filing Lawsuit for AccidentA formal Report of Accident

A police presence can help you in any given accident, especially in a car crash. The officers can stabilize the scene and ensure everyone follows the proper protocol. Their report can also serve as reliable evidence for your personal injury case. 

As they walk through the scene collecting evidence, they gather witness reports and other evidence which can’t be ignored. All in all, it’s in your best interest to file an official account of the accident. 

Filing Lawsuit for Accident

After collecting evidence, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you. It may seem early. But in our experience– the earlier, the better. A personal injury lawyer can help you sort through the evidence and decide on the best course of action. And if that should that be filing a lawsuit, you’ll be in good hands. 

You’re sure to have a good outcome with the evidence you gathered from your medical documents and police reports. 

If you’d like to have the advantage of insider knowledge on your side, contact Sandel Law Firm today! We’ll help you receive the compensation you deserve. Book a consultation today!

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