Q: What should I do first after being injured in an accident?
Your first priorities should always be to get to safety and get emergency medical attention. Move to a safe place and call an ambulance. Get any emergency treatment you need as soon as you can. This will help injuries heal better and help document the injuries you suffered, which can will strengthen your case.
Q: How do I strengthen my case immediately following an accident?
Getting contact information and statements from eyewitnesses, photographs of the accident scene, and security camera footage of the accident can help build a strong case. Have a friend, a family member, or your attorney help you with this if your injuries are too severe to do it yourself.
Q: What should I NOT do immediately following an accident?
One of the worst things you can do is not get the help you need. Without medical attention, injuries could become worse or potentially become life-threatening. Get the medical attention you need immediately, even for minor injuries. Having a record of the treatment you received will also help prove damages.
Q: What should I NOT do after being in an accident?
Do not talk about the accident. You might need to file a police report or tell a doctor how you were injured, but do not admit fault to the other parties involved or tell other people how the accident happened. Things you say in private or post on social media might hurt your case later if they show an inconsistent story or admit fault.
Q: How will I know if The Reiff Law Firm is the right fit for me?
The Reiff Law Firm’s Philadelphia injury attorneys have decades of experience. Our lawyers have handled cases across the board, helping injury victims and their families get the help they need after an accident. Sit down with our lawyers to discuss your case in a free legal consultation and decide for yourself if we have the right mix of skills and dedication to help with your case.