What Do I Do If I Have A Personal Injury Case?
If You Were Injured In A Car Accident
If you have just been in an auto accident, do not make demands for money. Do not accept money. Do not fall prey to any requests to “keep the cops or the insurance companies out of this.”
Exchange insurance information and do not panic. Call the police. If you are hurt, explain to the police how you are hurt. Do not be brave or attempt to be “tough,” because the police will note on their police report that you denied medical attention and if you then need attention later, this inconsistency may hurt you.
Do not press for tickets for the person that hit you because in all likelihood, they won’t necessarily be a value to you in a later superior court personal injury case. Do not panic and say things that are untrue and do not be overly emotional, no matter how bad the situation may be.
If you can, either take pictures of the accident or have others with you take pictures of the accident (the scene, the damage, the location), as well as any injuries that you have received. See to your own safety and the safety of the people in your car, make sure the police have all the information they need as well as an accurate description of how everything occurred, and then call Costello & Mains or contact us online. We will take you through the rest.
If You Were Injured In A Slip And Fall Accident
If you just had a slip and fall or trip and fall, see to your medical situation first. Ask that the police come to the scene of possible.
- Do not panic.
- Do not say things that are inconsistent.
- Do not sign anything.
- Do not tell inconsistent versions of the accident to the police and to the owner of the property.
Tell the one and only version of how the accident happened to the police and if the police do not come, then simply wait to communicate any information to the owner until after you have had a chance to speak with the law firm.
If you can, either take pictures yourself or have others with you take pictures of the site where you fell, and how you fell, as well as any injuries that you have received.
After A Serious Personal Injury, Contact A Costello & Mains Lawyer
This is just a brief list of Do’s and Don’ts if you have been injured because of another’s negligence, wrongdoing or bad act. You should contact an attorney at Costello & Mains to discuss your rights and your remedies when another person causes you serious harm.