Welcome to the world of personal injury law. We feel sorry you got injured, but plan to help as much as we can! Consequently, there are many different types of personal injuries. From slip and falls, to car, truck, or motorcycle accidents, it seems they happen more often each day. As you begin your case, try to avoid making these common Alabama legal mistakes.
CALL FOR HELP- Don’t fail to bring in the professionals
Obviously, you want to make sure that anyone hurt gets the medical attention they need. After this, call law enforcement. When they arrive at the scene, they will put together an official accident report. These accident reports give any court you take your case to a solid account of what occurred and what the original accident scene looks like. Lastly, try to get as much information as you can at the scene. Try to obtain the other parties’ contact information and insurance information. You can also get the names and numbers of anyone who witnessed the scene.
Let’s say that you got in a car wreck. You were driving a safe distance from the SUV in front of you, but their tail lights were out. When they hit traffic and slammed on their breaks, you couldn’t tell. Now, you both stand, stuck on the median, trying to figure out what happened. This hectic scene doesn’t seem like the best time to collect important information that can help your case. However, you can collect the most helpful information here. Also, save as much documentation as you can of the incident. This includes:
- Accident reports
- Vehicle damage report
- Medical bills
- Doctor’s notes
- Screenshots of text conversations between you and any witness
- Screenshots of text conversations between you and the other party
- Insurance information
- Artifacts collected at the accident scene
Keep these and also anything that may prove your case. Make sure they are correctly filed and on hand in case they are needed. These important pieces of evidence can make or break your case. At the very least, the loss of these documents may mean less financial compensation for you. At most, you could lose the case entirely on lack of evidence. So, paying attention to these Alabama legal mistakes can solidify your chances of winning.
Don’t Wait too Long to Act!
If you don’t hire an attorney right away, you may not be able to have, let alone win a case. Sometimes, people tend to believe the insurance company will always help them. Unfortunately that is not always the case. The insurance company may purposely take longer with your case in order to let time pass. They also may be hoping to save a little money by not getting you the money you need to heal.
I Don’t Want to Miss Any more Alabama Legal Mistakes! What Next?
Contact Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law! We handle each case in a professional and friendly manner. Also, with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and free initial consultation, you can rest easy. Call us (256) 533-5000 today.
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