What to Do After a Personal Injury

A personal injury can occur in a number of circumstances. Whether you are involved in a car accident or if you slip and fall at someone else’s house or at the grocery store, there are certain dos and don’ts you should know about.

The first thing you should do if you suffer a personal injury is seek medical attention. If your personal injury is the result of a car accident, get the license plate numbers, insurance information, name, address and telephone numbers of all the drivers involved. Be sure to also get the contact information for any potential witnesses.

If possible, take pictures of the scene. If there was something on the floor, for example, that caused you to fall, take detailed photographs. Or, in the case of a car accident, take pictures of the scene, all the vehicles involved and the damage to those vehicles. Take pictures of all the injuries you suffer and all property damage that may have occurred as well.

After receiving the appropriate medical attention and documenting the accident to the best of your ability, you should immediately contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.

Things to Avoid

Be sure to never admit fault to anyone. Also, do not speak with anyone else’s insurance company. Insurance companies strive to pay you as little as possible and they are not on your side. If an insurance company attempts to contact you on behalf of another party, simply refer them to your attorney.

If you live in Winter Park, Orlando or a surrounding area of Florida and have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, please contact the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. today to schedule your confidential consultation.