Injuries from Motor Vehicle Accidents
By: Jared Reynolds – Founding Member, RM Law Group LLC
Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, and Personal Injury Attorney
Motor vehicles have revolutionized the way we live our lives. However, with their increased prevalence in our daily society, the increased risk of incidents relating to motor vehicle usage has increased as well. This includes risk of crashes with other drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians walking and running as well. No matter the type of incident, the possibility of significant personal injury, even potential death, is always a risk when dealing with motor vehicle incidents.
Regardless of the incident, it is important that if you are a victim of a motor vehicle incident to be sure to take a number of steps to ensure your legal rights are protected. Firstly, although such an experience can be inherently emotional, it is important to maintain composure to the extent possible, and call 911 to have the police come and make a formal police report. Even if your injuries at the time do not appear to be significant, you never know if you may end up suffering from pain and conditions that may not manifest their symptoms immediately. Accordingly, having a police report to memorialize everything that happened is crucial. This includes documenting the other driver’s personal information, as well as their insurance information. Further, if capable, take pictures of any pertinent details relating to the incident, such as where you were struck, the other driver’s license plate, any damage to either car, and anything else that may seem important. If you see any witnesses, attempt to get their contact information before they leave the scene.
Secondly, although sometimes it is understandable that people may not want to take an ambulance to receive medical care for their injuries if they do not seem too significant, it is better to err on the side of caution for these incidents. If you are not going to be transported to a medical provider, it is important to see one yourself as soon as possible after the incident, even if just on a precautionary basis, to ensure that your injuries are not significant, or if they are, that you are given care for those injuries immediately.
Finally, if you do end up needing medical treatment, if there was damage to your vehicle or property, or some combination of the two, you should consider speaking with an Attorney as soon as possible to determine the extent that you may be able to be reimbursed for your injuries and damages.
If you, or someone you know, have recently been involved in a motor vehicle collision and are looking to explore your legal options, reach out to myself, Jared Reynolds, at JR@rmlawfirm.com, 312-508-3296, or fill out an intake form on our site at rmlawfirm.com, to arrange for a confidential, free consultation to discuss your concerns. No fees will ever be charged unless I am able to obtain a successful outcome for you.