Seek Medical Attention
Another important thing you need to do after an incident is to seek medical attention. Even if you feel absolutely fine, you may be suffering from soft tissue injury, which can’t be felt immediately as its symptoms appear hours or even days after the accident. If you feel any pain, discomfort, numbness, or dizziness, you could be suffering from neck strain, whiplash, or some other injury. It may be very serious because the symptoms may seem like common muscle pain or random headaches but have long-term debilitating effects.
Seeking medical attention immediately is also important in case you will need to prove to your insurance company or the court that you are in need of compensation, as the documentation involved in seeking medical attention will strengthen your personal injury claim.
Gather Documentation and Detailed Notes
Your expenses after a motor vehicle accident may be substantial. Not only will you have to deal with property damage and medical expenses, but injuries you sustain may also prevent you from functioning normally and doing your job, so you need all the financial help you can get. In order to claim monetary compensation from your insurance company or in the court, you will need to prove that you are indeed injured first. You can do this by taking detailed notes on injuries and the medical treatment you’ve received, as well as all the receipts. You should also list down the names, addresses, and contact numbers of any medical professionals that you were referred to.