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What information do I need to get after an accident?

by | Sep 7, 2016 | Firm News

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In the event of an accident, what you do may have significant ramifications on the eventual outcome of any legal matter. Due to this, you need to know what actions to take. At Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, we want you to remain well informed, which is why you need to follow through with each of these individual tips.

Names and Contacts

You need to exchange name and contact information with the person you were in the accident with. You also should take down names and numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident. This way, if you need to call in witnesses to a trial you have people who can back you up.

Document Everything

Thankfully, cell phones now have cameras built in. This makes it possible to snap pictures of everything. Take as many pictures as possible. Photograph the scene, take close ups and document any kind of damage, either to personal belongings or injuries. There is never such thing as too much documentation. Your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can then determine what documentation to use, should it go to trial. Continue documenting your injuries throughout the course of treatment.

See a Doctor

Even if you are not in the need of immediate medical attention, you need to visit a doctor. You may have injured your spine or neck and not realize it until weeks later. By then, it becomes extremely difficult to connect the injury with the accident. So, always see a doctor after an accident.

Contact The Attorney

Now is the time to reach out and contact the attorney. You can sit down for a free consultation and go over the events, show all the documentation and also point out any injuries you sustained as identified by the doctor. We are able to assist you to see if you are due financial compensation.