You never saw the other vehicle coming, but you do remember the way it felt when your vehicle was suddenly hit. Your vehicle ended up in the middle of an intersection, and you were hit three more times before your car finally came to a stop.
Despite the fact that you ended up in the hospital, the negligent driver who hit you escaped with only minor wounds. They’re walking around comfortably while you’re living with the consequences of their actions.
What can you do to make sure the other driver is held responsible for their actions?
After a crash like this, it is a good idea to take a few steps to protect your legal interests in case you need to file a personal injury claim. Some steps you can take (if you are healthy enough to do so) include:
- Getting the police report and verifying its accuracy
- Speaking with your personal injury attorney about filing a lawsuit
- Taking photos at the scene or keeping dash cam recordings of the collision for evidence
- Providing your attorney with receipts and bills for your medical care
- Keeping track of lost wages
It’s always a good idea to talk to your attorney as soon as you can after a crash because they will be able to start building a case and can provide you with more information on what you should or should not do to protect your rights.
Your injuries may leave you with a lasting disability or cause other issues in your life, so it’s important that you don’t delay in making your claim. Though compensation won’t help you heal faster, it can help make your situation more comfortable as you focus on your recovery.