Have You Been In An Auto Accident?
If you are injured, particularly if you feel you may have broken bone(s), do not attempt to move. If you have sustained anything more than a superficial injury, you should not attempt to move unless it is absolutely necessary to avoid further injury. Back injuries are particularly problematic and a false move might lead to paralysis.
Do not make any admission of fault for the accident that caused your injury. An admission of fault can be used against you in court.
Never give a recorded statement to another party’s insurance carrier!
- Even though you may think you are all right, it’s a good idea to visit the emergency room or your health care professional as soon as possible after the accident. It is important that you receive medical treatment as soon as possible. If you are not injured, the worst thing that can happen is to find out you are “OK.” Better “safe than sorry” as the saying goes.
- If you receive treatment for your injuries, follow the recommendations and advise of your doctor and health care professional(s). Make sure that you receive all the treatment and therapy prescribed so that you can reach your maximum recovery potential. Nothing can hurt your case like failing to follow treatment directives, missing appointments, or interrupting or terminating your treatment against the advice of your physician. If you do not proceed with your treatment as prescribed, a jury may conclude that your injuries were minimal or nonexistent.
- Save your medical bills and any documents, materials, or care instructions you receive from your physician, the hospital, or any health care provider. Save the prescription containers from any medication. Save your cast, if you had a broken bone.
- While all the events, and your treatment, are still relatively fresh in your mind, you should prepare a written statement outlining how the accident happened, the facts surrounding the incident, the injuries and treatment that you received. This will be extremely valuable when it is time to settle or try your case.
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I have handled Auto Accidents, Slip and Falls, and other injury cases for over 25 years. There is no fee to discuss your case. Our fees are contingent upon recovery and we are only paid a percentage when we recover money for you. Call me today at (314) 725-1880 for a free consultation with no obligation. Lloyd Nolan.
DISCLAIMER: THE PRECEDING INFORMATION WAS OF A GENERAL NATURE AND NOT MEANT TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR TO BE USED IN, OR APPLIED TO, ANY INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. THIS GENERAL INFORMATION IS APPLICABLE TO THE STATE OF MISSOURI AND MAY NOT BE VALID UNDER THE LAWS OF OTHER STATES. IF THE READER HAS SPECIFIC LEGAL QUESTIONS, HE OR SHE SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY.