What To Do After A Personal Injury

For most people, a serious injury may happen once or twice in a lifetime — or never. When it happens to you, you may wonder what to do. Your emergency room doctors and your personal injury lawyer work every day with people who have been injured — but this is a first-time, frightening experience for you. Burgos & Burgos in Silver Spring can guide you through the important steps to take after an accident in or around the District of Columbia, and Maryland, including Prince George's County or Montgomery County, such as a/an:

  • Automobile, truck or motorcycle accident
  • Bus or train accident
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accident
  • Construction accident
  • Other workplace accident
  • Medical malpractice case resulting in paralysis or amputation
  • Injury caused by use of a defective product
  • Premises liability type accident (stairway fall, explosion, wall collapse, shattered window, accident facilitated by insufficient security or swimming pool accident)
  • Injury caused by nursing home neglect and abuse

Regardless of your injury or how it happened, the first rule after a personal injury is for your own good as well as for the good of your case. Namely, get appropriate, quality medical care promptly. Delaying treatment can make it difficult to say a negligent party was to blame for your medical condition. Opposing lawyers will fault you for not taking care of yourself. Your chances of a good medical recovery increase with early treatment, and the same is true of your chances of a good financial recovery in many cases.

The second thing to remember after a personal injury is to get an attorney's advice as soon as possible. Beware of insurance claims adjusters, law enforcement investigators or private investigators who try to get you to make statements about your accident, your injuries and your condition. A lawyer can help prevent unnecessary damage to your case through lack of counsel and take burdens from you and your family. You should focus on getting better after your accidental injury.

Thirdly, keep in mind a personal injury case is likely to involve large quantities of forms to fill out, claims to file and communications with doctors, insurers and others. Many people find all the required paperwork overwhelming, especially when also coping with surgery, a head injury, a back injury or a spinal cord injury. A law firm on your side can provide invaluable assistance.

Finally, stay in close touch with your lawyer throughout your personal injury case. A time may come when you need to decide to accept a settlement offer or take your case to trial. You will feel prepared for this important decision if you have stayed informed through an ongoing dialog with your attorney.

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