First, if you have been injured in an accident, make sure you obtain proper medical attention for your injuries. This may mean going to the emergency room, an urgent care clinic, or scheduling an appointment with your primary care physician.
If you were injured in a car accident, the police need to be called. The police officer will interview witnesses and prepare a crash report. This step is important especially if you were not at fault for the accident. The crash report will include information about the other driver and the driver’s insurance company.
If you are able, take photographs of anything that is relevant. This may include damage to the vehicles and any visible injuries.
After your immediate medical needs are met, this is a good time to think about calling a personal injury lawyer. It’s best to call a lawyer before making any recorded statements to an insurance adjuster.
At Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick we have been helping injured Vermonters obtain compensation for their personal injuries for over 30 years.