Personal injury claims and lawsuits can involve a wide range of incidents, but cases can easily fall apart before they even begin if the injured party doesn’t take the proper steps after an accident. While the extent of your injuries may prevent you from taking notes immediately after an accident, it is important to document as many details about the situation as possible. However, taking notes is just the first step and one of many things you should do before pursuing legal action.
Preserving any relevant evidence is key, and most importantly you will want to make sure your injuries are fully documented. Take pictures of your injuries as soon as possible, and find witnesses who will be able testify in court if necessary. In fact, the success of your claim may very well depend on how many people can back up your account of events.
In addition to taking your own notes and photographs, you will also want to acquire any and all relevant medical records. Stay in touch with your doctor and hospital throughout the process to ensure everything is documented and you receive copies of all paperwork pertaining to your admission and care.
Before filing the claim, you should also make sure all relevant defendants are notified. By following these steps you will be in the best position possible before dealing with insurance companies and any other parties that may be involved. If you have any questions about personal injury law in Rhode Island, get in touch with our team today. We are always happy to discuss your claim and determine whether or not you have a viable case.