What to Do When Hurt On The Road

If you are injured in a car accident, it is vital that you remain calm and follow a few simple steps to ensure you have the best opportunity to be fully compensated for your injuries. Of course, your first call should be to the police who can also coordinate preliminary medical care to ensure that you have not suffered severe injuries masked by the shock and adrenalin created by the accident. Your health and well-being should always be your primary concern. However, after addressing your immediate safety, the team at the Blake Jones Law Firm recommends taking the following precautions to ensure the best outcome possible as you work to secure compensation for your losses and injuries.

Contact the Authorities

Having the incident documented by the authorities is vital. They will gather critical information about the accident, vehicles, and persons involved and determine who was at fault. Without this evaluation and documentation, the recounting of the incident can vary based on whom you are speaking to and their perspective rather than a complete overview of the incident. The official police document will also contact information for all involved parties and witnesses.

Seek a Complete Medical Examination

Even if you think your injuries are minor, have them professionally evaluated and treated by a medical professional. This documentation is vital to confirm your injuries and their severity. Seeking medical treatment also demonstrates that you treated the injuries appropriately and did not worsen because proper care was neglected after the accident.

While speaking to the medical team, list all possible injuries or sore or painful areas to ensure you have a comprehensive list of all the damage sustained. In addition, follow up with any recommended diagnostic test, treatment or therapy. Focus on your health and ensure that the insurance company cannot claim that you were not attempting to get proper medical care and treatment for the injuries or that they were unrelated to the accident.

Never Give a statement to Insurance Without Legal Guidance

Insurance companies, even your own, are for-profit businesses. They are not focused on your best interest or health. Instead, they will make the choices that provide them the best return on investment or profit. That means, they will try to offer you the least amount possible for your injuries. However, when you consult with the Blake Jones Law Firm, we will protect your rights and work diligently to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

 

The Added Value of the Blake Jones Team

Handling monetary issues can be frustrating when you are in pain and focused on your healing. Fortunately, your Blake Jones legal experts will work with you and on your behalf with medical care providers to get you the best treatment possible and assure them that payment will come from your insurance settlement.

Knowing that compensation secured with the help of a skilled legal team will deliver two to three times as much as claims negotiated only by the victim is very comforting, as is the reduced stress that will allow you to focus on your recovery. Please get in touch with the Blake Jones Law Firm after your accident to ensure you get the total compensation you deserve.

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