What to do after an injury in Pompano Beach, FL
There are two concerns after an accident: your health/safety and your legal rights. Your primary concern must be to obtain medical care that gives you the best chance of a full recovery. At the same time, you want to ensure that you have a strong legal case for compensation. These two concerns are not mutually exclusive; seeking immediate medical care builds a strong case for causation. You now have a record that rules out any intervening causes for your injuries. If you had waited a week, the defense could claim that something else happened within that time to cause your injury.
But the immediate impact of your injury can prevent you from taking other steps to strengthen your legal case, such as:
- Documenting the accident scene — The reconstruction of your accident is one of the crucial elements to prove causation and liability. Taking cellphone photos of the scene can provide vital clues for the experts who will present their reports to the court. To the extent that you or a friend can capture images of the scene, you can significantly help your case.
- Identifying witnesses — After the accident, witnesses scatter and they can be very difficult to trace. Getting contact information from witnesses at the scene enables your attorney to contact them and get their testimony on record before their memories fade.
Because an accident victim’s ability to perform these tasks is limited, it’s vitally important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. When we get the call, we go to work immediately to preserve evidence that strengthens your case for recovery.