Taking Action After Your Accident
Serious accidents happen every day, but people are rarely prepared for them. The actions you take immediately following an accident will have a major effect on your recovery, so it is important that you know what to do.
The biggest mistake you can make after an accident is to delay seeking medical treatment. The first 72 hours after your accident are critical. See a doctor. And follow the doctor’s instructions. This can make or break your case.
It is also important to think about collecting evidence in case you have a personal injury claim. To ensure that evidence is preserved, report the accident to the police if possible, take photos and call a local, experienced attorney.
At Guerra Law Firm, P.C., in McAllen, Texas, we offer free legal consultations. Call 956-618-2557 now. There is no fee or obligation.
Why Are the First 72 Hours So Important?
The first 72 hours after a serious accident are critical because the evidence that will determine your case in court must be preserved. If you want to recover compensation to pay for your medical bills and lost wages, you need to take care of things right away.
Many people do not see their doctors immediately after an accident because they do not realize the extent of their injuries at first. However, it is important to tell the doctor about the accident and let him or her examine you for injuries.
Insurance companies consider whether you saw a doctor within the first 72 hours after an accident when deciding how to pay your claim. If you did not get medical attention right away, they are likely to offer you less money for your claim.
It may take a few days for your injury to fully develop and for you to know that you need treatment. But if you wait that long to see a doctor, it will be much more difficult to get the money you deserve from the insurance company.
Taking Immediate Action
The first few days after your accident are also important because your lawyer may have limited time to get the evidence necessary to prove the cause of your accident. Whether you were injured in a car wreck, in a truck accident, by a dangerous product or by another cause, the evidence needs to be gathered before it disappears. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, let us help you. We can answer your questions and let you know where to go from here.
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Call 956-618-2557 or send an email to reach Guerra Law Firm, P.C., today. Our founding attorney, Manny Guerra, and his caring staff are prepared to help you. We do not charge for initial consultations. Call us today to tell us your story. Se habla español.