Motor vehicle accidents can be a very traumatic experience. After the incident, victims can be left feeling confused, stunned and overwhelmed. On top of the emotional stress, victims can be thrust into financial hardships from having to pay insurance bills as well as medical bills for injuries received in the accident. Twenty to fifty million people are injured in accidents each year. All of this makes it hard to know where to start or what to do first and that is where a personal injury lawyer can help.
Call The Police And Collect Information
The first thing to do after being injured in an accident is to contact the police. They will need to come to the scene of the incident to collect information and make a report. While you wait there are a few things you should do:
- Move to a safe area, away from busy streets and incoming traffic
- Take pictures and videos of the accident sight and damage done to all vehicles involved
- Exchange information with other parties involved in the accident, including: names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance policy numbers, drivers license numbers and license plate numbers
- Check yourself and your passengers for injuries
The more things you can accomplish on this post accident checklist, the easier it will be for the police to complete the investigation.
Get Medical Attention
The overwhelm of an accident can cause victims to overlook or even forget about injuries that occured. Even small things such as bruises or sore body parts can turn out to be something more serious, so it is important that if you feel any pain, you see a doctor right away. A reliable law firm will be able to offer quality, medical professional contacts for you to utilize.
What A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do For You
If you have been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The Cottle Firm offers experienced personal injury lawyers that secure you proper compensation to pay for insurance bills, medical bills and repairing any damage done to vehicles. A personal injury lawyer can help to alleviate the stress and anxiety of an accident.
Why The Cottle Firm Is Right For You
Our personal injury lawyers provide Nevada residents with decades of legal experience. We treat each case with empathy and care to get the best result for victims injured in a motor vehicle accident. The Cottle Firm has won over a quarter of a billion dollars for our clients, and can help you too. If you or someone you love was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Nevada contact our firm offices today at 722-702-6111 to get the help you deserve.